Senior Procurement Manager

Affinity Water
12 Jul 2019
14 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Affinity Water, it starts and ends with our name and flows through everything we do.

Our vision is to be the leading, customer focused water company.

We are the largest water-only supplier in the UK. Water is essential for life, meaning that the service we provide is vital for the millions of customers we serve - this is a very special responsibility.

There are many things that make us different as a company. We embrace our affinity for our colleagues, customers and the environment we serve. We only recruit the best and we are committed to helping you achieve your career goals and becoming even better than you are today. If you like working hard and want to unlock the very best of your potential, a career with us could be the best decision you ever make.

Your next role???

This couldn't be a more exciting time to join Affinity Water as you will be leading on the key procurement activity to enable the delivery of strategic and major spend activity across the company. You will also be working closely with the Head of Operational Procurement in setting the overall strategy.

You will be leading and developing the team towards making a significant contribution to the procurement savings targets. You will be providing specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement across the business. You will be leading on identifying, assessing and managing potential risks associated with differing sourcing strategies and getting buy in to provide solutions.

You will be identifying best practice in the industry while leveraging the spend within and outside the company. You will be ensuring that all goods and services purchased comply with the Affinity Water's corporate social sustainability policies. You will also be pro-actively managing key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality. This will include a technical input to negotiations on strategically significant contracts and negotiation and management of third-party service providers.

Got what it takes to succeed?

Here at Affinity Water, we attract and nurture the top talent. It's the pride we take in our delivery and performance. If you want to join the best, you will be able to manage and lead on work with minimal supervision as a pro-active self-starter. You will be able to demonstrate your excellent communication skills as you work with a wide range of stakeholders while building trust and relationships through your strong end to end procurement sourcing and category management experience. In doing so, you will be solutions focused in supporting the business functions to achieve their goals in a timely manner. Being commercially financially astute (ideally with recent experience in the construction industry) will also come natural to you. While not essential, you will ideally be CIPS qualified, have NEC 3 contract experience and a practical understanding of Utilities Contract Regulations procurement.

Thirsty for more?

You can find out what it's like to work at Affinity Water through our career site where our staff have been talking on video about their roles and sharing their career development stories . You can also find out more about what it's like to work for us through our Glassdoor site .

Don't forget to look at all the good work that we do at Affinity Water through our social media channels. You too can join our #WhyNotWater campaign and make sure that there is enough water for the future.

Dive in to fulfil your potential and apply now!

Affinity Water, it starts and ends with our name and flows through everything we do.

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