Senior Procurement Manager (Global Projects)

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Home based but near, Hydro House Newcombe Way, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6SE
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
Competitive Salary + 15% bonus
Summary of vacancy

SUEZ Water Technologies and Solutions (SWTS) provide our customers with technology and expertise to enhance their water, wastewater, and process productivity.

Bringing together like-minded people and experienced professionals, we continue to develop advanced technologies to solve the world's most complex challenges related to water scarcity, quality, productivity, the environment and energy.

About The Role

  • Home Based: But near, Hydro House Newcombe Way, Orton Southgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6SE
  • 15% bonus, 26 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, pension (10% employer contribution) life assurance, private medical (employee cover), income protection

As a Global Procurement Function, we serve the enterprise by being a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement, and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities and environment.

Reporting into Suez WTS’ Director – Procurement, Global Projects, The Senior Procurement – Global Projects will work very closely with the Suez WTS’ Procurement Leadership team for aligning priorities and programs outcomes with the vision and objectives of the enterprise. This role will be leading important Procurement Programs and initiatives within the Global Procurement Function, in coordination with the internal and external stakeholders of the organization.

About the role

What will I be doing?

Key Initiatives:

Coordinate and drive EBIT, Cash & Competitiveness impacting Procurement programs like Days Payable Outstanding (DPO), High Cost to Low Cost Spend migration, Should Costing, Make vs. Buy methodology, Single/ Sole Source Elimination, Financial Risk Mitigation & Sustainability Programs, etc.

Influence & Change Management:
Exercise horizontal leadership and collaborate and work with high rank company officers, procurement peers, suppliers and other partners to drive right focus on necessary change management and transformation.

Facilitative Leadership:

Focal point of contact for SPOT programs being executed within SUEZ WTS. Responsible for deploying advance program management tools and techniques to track program milestone progress and create appropriate operating rhythm with the stakeholders.  

What are the requirements?

Who are we looking for?

  • SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is seeking a thoughtful, dedicated professional with the right skillsets, mindset, and behaviour to contribute to the continued evolution of our Global Procurement function. 

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or similar field, candidate with a Master’s degree and / or certification like CPM/CPSM, PMP, etc. will have added advantage.
  • Significant working experience in Strategic Procurement, Change Management, Transformation, Cross Functional Projects along with solid background in data analytics and presentation skills.

Useful skills or abilities:

  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, capable of developing presentations and comfortable interacting with internal/external stakeholders and WTS senior management 
  • Demonstrate exceptionally good leadership skills, including the ability to inspire and influence a large cross-functional group to a flawless execution. An ability to influence business leadership and executives
  • Demonstrated success of managing multiple initiatives 
  • Creative, organized and self-motivated for success
  • Demonstrated comfort with contemporary technologies, tech-savvy
  • Proven success with Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
  • Experience in working in different cultures and environments, in a matrixed organization
  • Procurement Knowledge: Knowledge of Procurement methods, technologies and processes.
  • General understanding of Direct/Indirect material categories and water treatment technologies 

Who we are

Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now.

We offer a great work environment, with professional development and challenging careers along with competitive reward & benefit.

SWTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with employment decisions made without regard to any and all characteristics protected by law.


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