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Procurement Manager

  • Southampton, England, United Kingdom
  • Grangemouth, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • London, England, United Kingdom
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Finance and Accounts

Job description

GAC UK employs a team of over 350 specialists spread across 25+ branches throughout the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar. Our focus is on providing integrated shipping, logistics and marine solutions to diverse industries, from offshore oil & gas and renewable energy to every aspect of the shipping sector, from cruise liners and superyachts to tankers and dry bulk vessels. Additionally, our teams dedicated to marine leisure, sports, events, automotive, and aviation sectors offer specialised services tailored to these niche markets. The highest standards of customer service, operational excellence and delivery are central to everything we do.

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Manager to be based at either our Grangemouth/Southampton or London office. (Remote will be considered)

What You’ll Be Responsible For:

  • Enhancing the supplier database by ensuring the approval and re-approval of suppliers, maintaining accurate and relevant data, and identifying critical and strategic suppliers.
  • Collaborating with branches to negotiate agreements with suppliers that optimise discounts and align with GAC policies.
  • Proactively managing supplier expectations from pre-qualification through approval, agreement, and re-approval stages.
  • Coordinating supplier management with branches, facilitating audits, and engaging with strategic and critical suppliers.
  • Enhancing written procurement policies and procedures to provide clear guidelines for suppliers, staff, and management.
  • Managing all company leases and insurances, liaising with brokers for general inquiries and renewals.
  • Establishing and reporting on sustainability processes to meet statutory and company/group reporting requirements. Align with our company strategy, including CO2 reporting and ensuring supplier compliance with sustainability standards.

Job requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualifications in procurement, purchasing, or supply chain management (preferred but not essential).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Specialised knowledge in contracts, pricing, business case writing, and sustainability.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and competency in other Microsoft applications.
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Experience working under strict deadlines.
  • Background in project management, exceptional negotiation skills, and sustainability management.
  • Willingness to develop and grow, we offer lots of opportunities for learning and professional development.

The Package

GAC gives you the opportunity to work for an employer who is committed to offering all our staff an enjoyable and rewarding career, with significant training and development prospects. In addition, you will receive a variety of benefits including:

· 38 days’ annual leave per year, plus a day off on your birthday

· Access to Vitality Private Medical Insurance

· Company pension

· Life assurance

· Eyecare scheme

· Employee assistance programme

· Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits

· Retail discounts scheme

Tusker Car Lease Scheme

In 2021, we launched our ten-year sustainability programme – MARS30. We are committed to “growing long term customer relationships across multiple products, whilst significantly reducing our environmental impact, improving the well-being of our people, and influencing our stakeholders to do the same.” We will accomplish our by mission by completing objectives aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At GAC UK, who you are is just as important as what you do. The GAC Spirit reflects our culture across the company, emphasising loyalty and understanding between management and staff. We recognise that people’s lives extend far beyond their jobs. By promoting a healthy combination of work and play we achieve a happier workforce, delivering service excellence. We have a team of 16 Mental Health First Aiders across the UK and a Wellbeing Working Group who meet monthly and regularly launch new internal wellbeing initiatives.

We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and joined the Diversity in Maritime Charter to underline our commitment to take tangible steps to optimise the diversity within our organisation.

In January 2023, Macmillan Cancer Support became our official charity of the year. Together, GAC UK and Macmillan Cancer Support will be working to help people with cancer and their loved ones live life as fully as they can.

If you think you have what it takes to become part of the GAC UK team, we look forward to receiving your application.