Supply Manager

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    £85k and £95k Base + Company Benefits

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    Lucinda Eyre

Are you a senior supply chain professional looking for a rewarding global role with a highly sought after and reputable employer?

If you have several years’ experience working in supplier management / procurement within a petrochemicals, lubricants manufacturing business or related sector and are also someone with proven ability to negotiate and execute large contracts – this could be the perfect role for you.

You would report directly into the Supply Chain Director and be responsible for supply optimisation, contracts and audits of wet stocks for the group.

About the role

  • Identifying the need and formulating the specifications for wet stock including base oils, additives and other ingredients required to manufacture the finished lubricant product/s

  • Ongoing management of existing suppliers as well as evaluation and contract negotiations with new suppliers globally – Ensuring contract obligations and legislative measures are met

  • Overall stock management and P&L responsibility across the business in relation to wet stock – Management across European toll blending facilities

  • Build strategy and identify opportunities to expand internationally through partnerships with toll blending companies

  • Support new product development through the supply of raw ingredients - Work collaboratively with technical and commercial areas of the business to ensure products, alternatives and client solutions can be achieved

  • Take accountability for SSHE when participating in incident investigations, safety walks and when negotiating new supplier / blender relationships

About you:

  • You will hold a degree in Engineering, Economics or relevant Business Studies

  • You will have significant experience working in petroleum, petro-chemicals, lubricants manufacturing or related sector

  • You will have a strong working knowledge of base oil and/or additive markets and ideally have an established network of contacts

  • You will have a solid understanding of lubricants businesses and related suppliers

  • You’ll be someone who is highly experienced in negotiating procurement contracts and managing supplier relationships

  • You will be well organised, be able to prioritise a busy workload efficiently and be competent in your use of record management systems

This role can be based remotely in the UK or alternatively in Belgium*

Some European / Global travel applies to this role.

A highly competitive basic salary of between £85k and £95k is available to the right candidate along with other company benefits.

*Please only apply if you are already located in the UK or Belgium with rights to remain and work permanently as VISA sponsorship is not available.

If this sounds like the next exciting career challenge for you please get in touch with Lucinda Eyre on Tel. 07854 626754 or email your CV to