We are looking for a dynamic procurement professional to join us on our journey to deliver our Strategic Sourcing Strategy. This new Team Leader role will offer the opportunity to be a major contributor to the future success of our Paper business. Join us and help us achieve our vision of being recognised for being the best in colour, innovation and sustainability. This role will support this vision by developing robust supply chains and creative partnering models to enable the business to anticipate market needs whilst striving to deliver greater value.
Who are we?
We are a prestige paper innovator based in the English Lake District supplying distinct, custom-made paper products to many of the world’s leading luxury brands, art galleries, publishers and designers. Our vision is to be the best bespoke paper mill in the world, recognised for our unrivalled expertise in colour and leading innovation in sustainable fibre.
Why are we looking for you?
We need someone who can be responsible for translating business strategy into procurement improvement plans, and can lead and develop a team’s skills and talents in line with the future demands of the business.
Who are we looking for…?
We are looking for an individual with the ability to lead and manage a small commercial buying team. The successful candidate will have the ability to manage budget expectations, build long standing supplier relationships and deliver increased value. A proactive mind-set, combined with managing internal stakeholders, will be essential to delivering supply improvements associated with a large Engineering Stores at the heart of our business.
What skills and experience do you need to bring with you?
Ideally you will be MCIPS qualified with previous experience of engineering procurement and inventory management. Knowledge of stores, equipment and compliance legislation would be an advantage. We will be looking for candidates with proven or demonstrable leadership experience. A qualification in Leadership & Management (ILM or CMI) would be considered beneficial.
Why James Cropper Paper?
James Cropper is a specialist paper manufacturer in north-west England. The company has developed a strong range of technical capabilities, making it a global player in high quality coloured and bookbinding papers, niche digital solutions, luxury packaging and offering unique bespoke materials. A business of around £75m, it has important market shares in the USA, China, the Far East, Europe and the UK.