About Us:

Infineum is a Specialty Chemicals Company with powerful research and development capabilities around innovative chemistry which has a vital role to play in sustainability. Infineum is a world leading formulator, manufacturer and marketer of petroleum additives for fuels and lubricants. Infineum additives are in 1 in 3 vehicles worldwide, and are designed to improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and enable cleaner transportations. With production facilities worldwide and regional business and technology centres in the UK, US, Singapore and China, there has never been a better time to start a career at Infineum.

Infineum’s successes are built on the exceptional talents of our bright and highly skilled colleagues.
Infineum brings together individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, and thinking styles providing remarkably different talents, perspectives, life and career experiences. We recognise that a diverse talent base creates an environment rich with innovation and we are looking for motivated colleagues to join us.

Position Summary

The role will provide effective sourcing leadership on the Packed Transportation, Warehousing, Drumming & Filling Category, linking with Global Transport requirements, examining the external marketplace with internal business needs through development and execution of effective sourcing strategy. The successful candidate will provide support and advice to the EMEA team of buyers, regional sourcing lead and other key stakeholders. We are looking for a proven procurement manager/ category manager with a customer focus and experience in procurement management or category-based procurement.

What you will be doing:
  • Provide leadership across all aspects of the category pillar
  • Work directly with Global Procurement Cluster Managers, other Global Category Leaders and regional Sourcing Leaders to develop appropriate sourcing strategies for the category ensuring alignment with Global Logistics and Supply Chain teams
  • Develop strategic relationships with key suppliers and represent Infineum as the owner of the supplier interface
  • Effectively negotiate contracts across all materials in the category. Understand the marketplace drivers ensuring supply security at the best available market pricing.
  • Ensure compliance to operational integrity procedures, business & financial control processes, training and assessment schedules internally
  • Represent Procurement with Supply Chain internal client and the Infineum Procurement function in external discussions
  • Continually review marketplace for new suppliers/innovative approaches which could bring technical/commercial advantage to Infineum
  • Collaborating internally and externally to drive continuous improvement
What will you gain from this role?
  • Commercial and negotiations
  • Strategic thinking
  • Influencing and directing
  • Coordinating and/or leading diverse groups of Internal and third party stakeholders
  • Prioritizing and managing multiple priorities
  • Strong career progression
  • Exposure to global and complex projects
A successful candidate is likely to have:
  • Procurement experience, logistics categories preferred
  • Previous experience in commercial roles including commercial deal building and negotiation experience required
  • Demonstrated business acumen and strategic thinking
  • Strong relationship building and teamwork skills
  • Aptitude for managing multiple priorities
  • Engineering degree or Chemical Engineering degree preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
What we offer:
  • The opportunity to learn and grow. We believe there is no better way to learn than by doing, so from day one you will have the opportunity to make a real difference and help progress the transformation agenda.
  • The opportunity to work globally with a variety of functions and learning about how our business works at macro level
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and build a stimulating career
  • Flexibility within a truly diverse and inclusive organisation that values everyone as an individual
  • Competitive salary, medical and pension benefits
  • Community outreach activities & social groups, as well as champions for inclusiveness & diversity, environmental and wellbeing
  • Infineum operates a flexible working policy, such that location can be split between the office and home-working if preferred

Closing Date

31 October 2022


Milton Hill - Oxfordshire, UK
Berre, France
Cologne, Germany - Köln, Deutschland
Vado Ligure, Italy

Role Function and Group

Global Supply Chain & Procurement, Logistics and Indirect & Services

Application process