Head of Procurement



Hybrid role (after training)

£Excellent, including company car or allowance and many other benefits.

We are seeking a dynamic Procurement Manager Head to join the team of our global client, who are specialists in producing industrial gases. The successful Procurement Manager will be instrumental in developing and implementing innovative procurement strategies tailored to the industrial gas industry. With a keen focus on cost-effectiveness and adaptability to the industry’s growing complexities and challenges, you’ll drive sustainable growth and competitive advantage. If you’re passionate about driving change and achieving excellence in procurement, we invite you to explore this exciting opportunity with us.  The Procurement Manager will build long-term relationships with other group entities and vendors in the industry, compare proposals for price and specifications, negotiate with vendors to reduce costs, and review contract specifications on behalf of the company.  The Procurement Manager will work closely with stakeholders outside of the business, including suppliers of goods and delivery services, and liaise closely with operational teams to manage expectations.

Key responsibilities Procurement Manager:

  • Key point of contact for the group’s overall Procurement department.
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies that are innovative, cost-effective, and incorporate the growing complexities and challenges within the industry.
  • Build long-term relationships with vendors in the industry.
  • Compare proposals for price and specifications.
  • Review and manage company approved vendor list (AVL) on an ongoing basis.
  • Negotiate with vendors to reduce costs.
  • Review contract specifications on behalf of the UK businesses in conjunction with the legal department.
  • Work closely with stakeholders outside of the business, including suppliers of goods and delivery services.
  • Liaise closely with the operational teams to manage expectations and keep the logistics timeline up to date.
  • Comply with and promote the Company Business Management System, including        Compliance, Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality requirements as appropriate.
  • Produce monthly savings reports for management review.

Personal specification Procurement Manager:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field or alternatively CIPS level 6 diploma.
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement or supply chain management.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with SAP is a plus.

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Mechanical Maintenance Technician



£Competitive + excellent benefits

4 on 4 off shift rotation (Days)

We are looking for a suitably qualified Mechanical Maintenance Technician to join the team of one of the largest producers of industrial gases in the world.  Ideally with experience in the industrial gas or chemical process industry, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Technician to become a key member of a first-class organisation and a great team.

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician will be a vital part of our maintenance team, ensuring the reliable operation of our manufacturing facility.  Your expertise in mechanical systems will contribute to our success.

Key responsibilities Mechanical Maintenance Technician:

  • Carry out routine inspections, maintenance and repairs on mechanical equipment, including conveyors, hydraulic and pneumatic manufacturing equipment.
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical issues.
  • Collaborate with other team members to improve manufacturing performance and efficiency.
  • Working in accordance with Health, Safety & Quality Policy, safety principles and health and safety legislation.
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of plant maintenance.

Qualifications & Experience Mechanical Maintenance Technician:

  • You will have served a recognised mechanical apprenticeship with a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Educated to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Engineering Maintenance – Mechanical
  • Experienced in mechanical plant maintenance of automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and be proficient in repairing mechanical systems.
  • A team player with good communication skills and a positive attitude towards safety and safe systems of work.
  • Experience with Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Microsoft Office applications.

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