Procurement Manager

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Salary: Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Location: This role will be based at Kilwaughter, Co. Antrim with travel required to our other locations.

Purpose: As part of a highly successful business, this is a pivotal role requiring knowhow, energy, and ambition.

The role will be responsible for developing a best-in-class procurement function, sourcing sustainable, cost-effective raw materials from international markets for the company’s four sites in the UK and Ireland, including its Head Quarters based in Larne.

The role will have overall responsibility for group facilities management and procurement.


Role Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a raw materials sourcing strategy that is aligned to the business strategy. This will include identification and delivery of meaningful cost-saving opportunities and fostering deep market intelligence within the Purchasing team to optimise the supply chain.
  • Identify risks in continuity of supply and market volatility and put in place appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Development of a centralised procurement function for selected departmental overhead spend to drive synergies, quality and reduce costs.
  • Develop a reliable, cost-effective framework of hauliers operating UK and Ireland wide, setting the standard for industry leading service to the customer base.
  • Responsible for the company’s approved list of leased vehicles and cost-effective fuel sourcing options
  • Support the delivery of the company’s energy objectives, including ownership of near-term procurement and contributing to longer-term decarbonisation planning.
  • Enhance systems and processes to advance the company’s MRP automation, delivering the right quantity and quality of raw materials on time to the manufacturing facility.
  • Deliver timely and evidence-based information to guide and support the right business decision making
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the company strategic plan. Prepare and present a monthly report for the executive board.
  • Have the ability and confidence to make strategic and pragmatic decisions using experience, judgement and gaining input from key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with supply chain teams across site materials planning, inventory, and logistics to achieve customer service levels and OTIF targets.
  • Support the company and internal stakeholders in delivering high quality capital expenditure solutions to maximise return on investment and long-term asset life.

People and Culture Leadership

  • Demonstrate leadership in promoting a culture centred on health, safety, and well-being
  • Build on our culture of developing the right behaviours and developing pride in Procurement
  • Provide inspirational leadership and broad thinking to our people, our customers, and our challenges
  • Ensure the team culture is delivering excellent levels of customer service at all stages of the customer journey
  • Be an ambassador for the company values and at the forefront of a culture of continuous improvement

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited


Job Title: Procurement Manager





  • Demonstrable continuous improvement skills/credentials using recognised frameworks on process improvement.
  • Graduate with CIPS/MCIPS qualifications.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience gained at management level.
  • Experience in managing incoming supply chains for a manufacturing environment using international procurement markets.
  • Demonstrable experience of overseeing and processing MRP.
  • Experience in Microsoft Navision / Business Central
  • Strong Excel skills

Skills and Competences

Strong leadership skills to include delegation, mentoring, coaching, support, and encouragement.

Ability to work at a strategic and operational level.

  • Strategic and pragmatic decision making.

Strong customer focus.

Commercially and financially astute.

Proven ability to communicate and present solutions at a senior management and board level.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong eye for detail.

Strong influencing skills with ability to influence upwards, downwards, and lateral.

Computer literate with all Microsoft Office packages.

  • Prioritise opportunities to maximise company performance in line with strategic objectives.


  • Able to work flexible hours as required and to travel as required to ensure business needs are met
  • Able to work away from home if required
  • Possess a full current driving licence

Interested in working for Kilwaughter Minerals? Get in touch.

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