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UK Sites Buying Manager - Technical Services & Goods 1

Part of INEOS, INOVYN is Europe's leading producer of vinyls and in the top three worldwide.  With an annual turnover of €3.1 billion, INOVYN has circa 4,200 employees and chemical manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in 8 countries across Europe.

INOVYN’s portfolio consists of an extensive range of class-leading products arranged across General Purpose Vinyls; Specialty Vinyls; Organic Chlorine Derivatives; Chlor Alkali; Hydrogen and Vinyls Technologies.  INOVYN's annual commercial production volume is circa 10 milliontonnes.  See and  for more details.

Main role purpose:

The post holder delivers a competitive advantage for INOVYN by driving the performance of and leveraging the best value from suppliers and contractors.

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Manage suppliers and commercial arrangements within the specified portfolio.
  • Provide leadership for the buyers and procurement assistant to ensure the team delivers a robust and cost-efficient service.
  • Manage the supplier review process.
  • Deliver continuous performance improvement within the TS&G procurement function.

Key skills & experience:

  • A degree in an engineering discipline is preferred or CIPS Advanced Diploma.
  • At least 10 years of experience in managing contractor/supplier interfaces with end-user maintenance activities.
  • Strong knowledge of diverse markets relevant to maintenance activities for a major chemical company.
  • Capability to lead a multifunctional team of engineers and end-users at all levels on procurement projects and initiatives.
  • Detailed experience of technical engineering issues and requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of different types of contractual arrangements and their application.
  • Results orientated with a focus on delivery and cost.
  • Influencing and challenging skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to build lasting relationships.

INOVYN is a company of INEOS.  INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 183 sites in 26 countries throughout the world.

This is a direct Company recruitment.  We will not accept applications via employment agencies

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