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Procurement Director - Capital

North East England

  • Reference: 387639
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £Six Figure Salary + Extensive Package + Relocation

  • Location: Blyth / Remote Working

Our Client

Britishvolt is Britain’s foremost investor in battery technologies. It is dedicated to supporting the future of electrified transportation and sustainable energy storage, producing world-leading lithium-ion battery technologies. Britishvolt’s aim is to establish the UK as the leading force in battery technology. It is working with leading partners and suppliers to achieve this because it is of paramount importance to the future of the UK automotive industry and the overall economic and industrial health of the UK

The Opportunity

Britishvolt is looking to appoint an experienced Procurement Director to join their Operations Management Team reporting directly into the Chief Operating Officer.  You will be responsible for the effectively delivery of a large scale capital equipment procurement strategy and plan to support the build of a Gigaplant in Northumberland and British Volt’s overall strategic plan.  This will include global sourcing manufacturing equipment, supplier engagement and contract management across British Volt’s UK operations. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Defining & implementing the capital procurement strategy.
  • Overall accountability for the global sourcing for all manufacturing equipment for the Gigaplant.
  • Leading major supplier negotiations and ensuring effective supplier performance management
  • Ensuring the development and effective delivery of best in class category management and procurement operations capabilities. 
  • Developing Britishvolt’s equipment procurement processes and policies. 

About You

As a highly experienced Procurement Director (ideally MCIPS qualified), you will have extensive experience in sourcing manufacturing equipment for large scale projects whether than be to support a new plant builds or extensions.  Experience gained in battery manufacture or automotive isn’t essential, but a deep understanding of world class procurement strategies in consumer products, food processing, pharmaceutical, steel, chemical or similar to shape the capital procurement strategy and processes is essential.  With the passion, drive, creativity to continually raise standards and expectations you will demonstrate experience in working in a fast paced and dynamic business. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of one of the UK’s most exciting and ambitious manufacturing businesses developing new technology and play a key role in the global drive to a zero carbon future.  

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