Procurement Transformation Manager

Contract type
Fixed term
6 months
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Interviews will be via MS Teams
Summary of vacancy

When you join SUEZ WPS, you get more than a brand-new role. Your work will help us deliver innovative and environmentally responsible solutions for water and waste management.

You will get a chance to help us preserve and restore our planet’s natural capital for future generations. It’s a career that’s not only exciting, but full of opportunities as well as professional and personal fulfilment.

The role

You will be based from our offices in Thame, Oxfordshire on a Fixed Term Contract. The working hours are 08:30-17:00, Monday - Friday although we will consider flexible/reduced hours 

About the role

What will I be doing?

  • Review of current policies and practices around safety stock levels, order quantities and general buying administrative processes.
  • Review of current supplier agreements and approach to buying (cost vs quality vs security of supply).
  • Review / define supplier standards and selection process.
  • Review / define supplier KPI +and management process.
  • Gain a theoretical understanding of the ERP in use and suggest improvements.
  • Engage with group procurement team to review access to existing negotiated rates/SLA.
  • Educate procurement officer (new to role) by taking them on the journey of transformation
  • Where necessary, support the immediate need for alternative products / suppliers by applying best practice to reduce the potential of repeat
  • Participation in group procurement team meetings and initiatives.
  • Ensure Company's Health & Safety, Security, Environmental and Quality Strategies, Policies and Objectives are adhered to and report any deficiencies to your Line Manager

What are the requirements?

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive experience of procurement/purchasing, supplier management and defining strategy and processes in this area.
  • Excellent computer skills (specifically MS Office and ERP/MRP systems).
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Ability to negotiate.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Who we are

At SUEZ WPS the efficient and sustainable management of resources around the UK is at the heart of everything we do. Respect – acting ethically and with integrity – is one of our core values. We’re passionate about the environment and believe in protecting our world. With true team spirit, we can give our customers a standard of service that goes above and beyond and ensure that our local communities have access to essential water and waste services.

We thank our people for all they do with development opportunities, wide-ranging benefits and rewards that reflect their hard work. In a friendly, supportive environment, you’ll be inspired to grow and play your part in creating a better future for all. 


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.