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Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager

Job ID:  3286
Department:  Gibb Central Services
Category:  Port / Agency Operations

Great Yarmouth, GB

Employment Type:  Permanent


Company Overview


Offering a complete ecosystem of maritime services, including broking, finance, port services and research, Clarksons is at the heart of global shipping. Our unrivalled reach, expertise, and depth of experience, combined with leading research, enables us to partner with clients across every sector to meet the demands of the world’s rapidly evolving maritime, offshore, trade and energy markets. Building on our unique heritage and harnessing our insights to see further, faster, we work with our clients and communities to create strategies that have a positive impact on the industry and the world around us. Dedicated to excellence, it’s our people that drive success for our clients.


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Division Overview

We’re the industry’s leading provider of PPE and MRO products and services as well as one of the energy sector’s most experienced, qualified suppliers. Available globally, our extensive product range is backed by in-house expertise that adds value and ensures our clients’ Offshore teams and assets are protected at all times.

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Role Summary

The primary function of this role will be to manage the sourcing capabilities and supply chain across Gibb Group (comprising of Gibb Safety & Survival and Gibb Tools). As Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for strategising and negotiating the supply chain in order to achieve optimum cost-effectiveness and to reduce procurement expenses.

What you’ll be doing

  • Responsible for procurement and supply chain across Gibb Group.  
  • Contract management including:
  • Identification of supply chain efficiencies & performance issues.
  • Management and administration of invitation to tender processes.
  • Analyse cross-divisional spending and develop global strategic sourcing plans.
  • Demonstrates a measurable reduction in year over year total cost of ownership for the goods and services being sourced without compromising quality and service levels.
  • Consider financial planning, forecasting, P&L performance, inventory, cash flow, tariffs and inflation to inform strategy.
  • Develop a Procurement policy and framework.
  • Drive a periodic review of tools used across the business with an action plan associated.
  • Driving active service engagement, setting up and managing service reviews and outputs.
  • Monitor industry and make recommendations for vendor changes that might add value.
  • Manage spend – track spend and monitor committed contracts with strong negotiation skills
  • Active management of SLA’s, service agreements and any breach of these
  • Additional / ad hoc duties as required to meet the needs of the business.



What we’re looking for

We invite applications from candidates who can demonstrate:

  • Drive and self-motivation, with the desire and commitment to succeed, deliver excellence and make positive change;
  • Relationship building, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build rapport;
  • Collaboration, able to work well with others across diverse backgrounds to share information, develop skills, and deliver results;
  • Resilience with the ability to persist and adapt;
  • Smart problem-solving and analytical abilities, with a curious and inquisitive mind, and an openness to new ideas;
  • Professional integrity and a respect for company values.


Other requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or business administration, or proven business experience of equivalent level
  • Experienced in successfully managing supply chain operations.
  • Target driven
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in using ERP systems such as OGL, SAP, MERLIN, ODERWISE
  • In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, negotiation terms and rebate structures
  • Highly organised and detail oriented
  • Management and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Incoterms an advantage
  • Excellent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Outlook)