Procurement Manager

Location: Derby or Warrington, Manchester

Organisation: Procurement & Supply Chain, Supply Chain

Department: Procurement & Supply Chain, Supply Chain Procurement

Job title - Procurement Manager

Location – Derby / Warrington / Manchester (Hybrid - 3 days onsite / 2 remote) 

Salary - £52,000 - £65,000 plus package

We are Rolls-Royce SMR and we’re doing something that’s never been done before. We’re revolutionising an industry. That’s a once-in-a-career opportunity for those excited by such a challenge. This is more than just a job; this is a legacy.

We are now recruiting for the exciting role of Lead Procurement Manager to be involved in developing a global supply chain and creating opportunities for the wider industry.

The role objective is to deploy and communicate relevant supply chain strategies (Partnership and Commodity) , providing a clear vision and strategic framework for the designated supply chain.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in building Small Modular Reactors, fulfilling a key role in helping achieve decarbonisation and global net-zero.

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. If you feel you meet 75% of the requirements for this role, we would love to hear from you.

Also, if you are considering a career move or a sector-jump, please get in touch, we welcome applications from people with transferable skills.

Key Selection Criteria

Experience in delivering supply chain solutions within highly regulated environment.

You will have ‘front-line’ operations/procurement/supply chain delivery role and have worked to challenging objectives and tight timescales. Your experience would ideally be cross functional including strategy, commercials, project management, regulation, logistics, physical goods and full supply chain solutions.

Ability to apply the framework to deliver specific supply chain strategy.

The successful candidate will have experience in deploying a framework to develop specific strategies to achieve business needs recognising global opportunities, differing regulatory environments and the implementation of best practice into the supply chain strategy.

Category Management

You will have the experience of managing suppliers or partner organisations. Experience in managing suppliers/partners in a highly regulatory environment (such as nuclear, power generation, civils and construction, aerospace, automotive, petrochemical) would be highly advantageous.

Stakeholder management and ability to influence others

Being able to effectively communicate with other functions, such as engineering, commercial, manufacturing, and project management, is essential. Additionally, acting as a representative of the business with external bodies adds another layer of responsibility. It requires strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, as well as the ability to convey the organization's values, goals, and interests to external stakeholders.

Team Management Responsibilities

You have held a role in leading and developing a high-performance supply chain team. The successful candidate will be collaborating with the team to generate reports that provide insights into business performance and supply chain activities. This also includes implementing performance management processes to set goals, monitor progress, and provide feedback to team members, fostering continuous improvement.

You will continually contribute to the development of a high-performing supply chain team and drive the success of the business.

Pay and Benefits

We anticipate a paying salary of between £52,000 - £65,000 and a performance related bonus of up to 12% an attractive pension scheme with 12% employer and 6% employee contributions. You will also receive a flexible benefits allowance of £2,200, enabling you to create a bespoke package to suit your needs.

We are Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolls-Royce SMR is a rare employer because it blends the world-class brand of Rolls Royce with an exciting start-up that has a hugely challenging mission. We’re doing work that contributes to the survival of the planet. Because of our mission, there’s a pace and energy that is palpable, and our leaders draw you in with their passion, energy, and determination.

We’re one of a handful of employers who can genuinely say we’re a strengths-based organisation – our people are here because of what makes them great, and our job is to help them make the best contribution of their careers doing work they love.

The start-up mentality coupled with our strengths-approach to people means there are opportunities to grow in ways and jobs you probably would be barred from doing in more traditional companies.

Each Rolls-Royce SMR power station will have the capacity to generate 470MW of low carbon energy, equivalent to more than 150 onshore wind turbines and enough to power a million homes. It will provide consistent baseload generation for at least 60 years, helping to support the roll out of renewable generation and overcome intermittency issues

Our Culture

At Rolls-Royce SMR, we are committed to ensuring that our teams reflect the communities we serve and that everyone can be themselves at work. We know that diverse teams are more innovative and get better results, and that our people can thrive and be more successful in truly inclusive cultures. Join us and help shape our culture. Find out more about our inclusion pledge.

Rolls-Royce SMR is a place where everyone can grow, so whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day and help shape our culture.

Our Application Process

Due to the safety regulations within the nuclear industry, applicants will be required to participate in additional screening. These are:

  • Obtaining Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance
  • Satisfactory completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Satisfactory completion of a basic financial probity check

Your candidate experience is at the utmost importance to us. If you are not yet ready to apply but would like to discuss any of the above or require any reasonable adjustments (e.g. being able to apply in a different format), please contact [email protected] to arrange a confidential conversation with a recruitment partner.

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