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Job Description


Job Title:          Procurement / Purchasing Manager

Function:          Procurement

Location:          Port Talbot or Newport, South Wales

Salary:              £25,000 - £55,000 + Benefits

Contract:          12 Month Fixed Term or Temporary Considered

We have a number of exciting opportunities to work for our UK Procurement operation that purchases goods and services on a significant scale. We’re looking for new people to support us to invest in the future of steel making in the UK.

The opportunities on offer

We’re looking to recruit a number of Procurement/Purchasing Managers of varying levels from graduates who are hungry for a career in Procurement to experienced managers who can bring a wealth of knowledge to support the business. We’re looking for candidates who will maintain and develop supplier market knowledge.  You will be responsible for regularly scanning the marketplace and suppliers, collecting facts and then delivering relevant marketplace and supplier data, including ‘clean sheet’ analysis, to ensure effective construction of category strategies in close co-operation with key stakeholders for the best interest of Tata Steel Europe (TSE).

Within these roles, you will convert demands of TSE end users and construct an effective business requirements overview, and an appropriate sourcing plan that maximises value across TSE within the framework of an agreed category strategy. You will deliver all required aspects of pre-contract work, supplier selection,  negotiation, closing and putting in place contracts that deliver short and medium term value for TSE.   Managing the contract through its life cycle by frequently analysing its effectiveness, in close co-operation with the contract management organisation and the end user and taking action based on KPI results.

Applicants will also Operate as the point of leadership for vendor relationships ensuring fact-based communication as well as taking accountability for ensuring that operations-based contract managers are engaged in contract strategies, escalating effectively where performance gaps appear.  Manage through "influence, gravitas and expertise" the effective delivery of value throughout the life of the contract.

Who we’re looking for?

We are looking for a varied range of levels and experience from bright graduates who are hungry for a career in Procurement right through to experienced Procurement/Purchasing Managers  educated to degree level technical or business related field, or equivalent practical experience. Applicants will have relevant experience or will be interested in a career in Commodity Management, Strategic Sourcing or Supply Chain Management experience.

Ideally, you will have experience or be interested in developing cost models, cost trends and product development. We’re looking for applicants who have the confidence in collaborating and working cross-functionally with finance, legal, engineering and operations/manufacturing teams.

We’re looking to recruit for a number of sectors/categories so particular experience sourcing and contract management in one or more areas of the following would be of particular interest to us:

  • eProcurment
  • Global Sourcing
  • Maintenance Services
  • Building Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Minerals & fluxes
  • Process Materials
  • Electrical/Mechanical Goods & Services

Who are we?

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million ton and approximately 75,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.

We are recruiting and investing in the future of steelmaking in Europe. We’re looking for candidates to help us on our journey in the UK to achieving excellence within our industry.

Our UK Procurement organisation has responsibility for the lowest possible cost base and maximizing the value out of supply agreements for Tata Steel; delivering a professional procurement service to businesses and leading several pan-Tata Steel procurement sectors; and also leading a stronger drive for supply chain effectiveness and realisation of challenging group and business-specific targets.

If you wish to have further information on these roles, please contact Ruth Knoyle (Lead Resourcing Consultant UK) via email at ruth.knoyle@tatasteel.com


Closing Date for Applications:              11:00pm on Tuesday 25th July 2017


Contract management, Buyer, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain

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