About the Purchasing department

Burton upon Trent

Purchasing is a small team responsible for around £45-£50m of spend on commodities for Marley Eternit alone. Joining us as an experienced Commodity Buyer also means being a lead buyer for the European companies of the Etex Group , with responsibility for a much larger spend too.

The department has a strategic function (rather than being an operational team), so you would have a real opportunity to help us make a difference in:

  • Creating competitive advantage
  • Improving company margins
  • Giving better budgetary control through market research and accurate forecasting
  • Reducing financial and supply chain risk.

About our team

  • As a department aiming for continuous improvement and developing best value for money, our culture encourages innovation and forward thinking.
  • There is plenty of autonomy – as a Commodity Manager, you would have the opportunity to devise and drive through improvement projects and cost saving initiatives.
  • You would also negotiate and produce commercial contracts. Every Commodity Manager produces legally binding, sometimes very complex, contracts and supply agreements.

About working here

  • The lead buyer responsibility you would take for various categories of spend across Etex Group businesses in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world means you would have exciting opportunities to travel, network and gain international purchasing experience.
  • We have a real commitment to training and personal development.

Find out more about the rewards and benefits of working for us.

Check out our current vacancies here.

Latest Vacancies

Continuous Improvement Manager

Closing Date: 17.06.2017

A vacancy has arisen for a Continuous Improvement Manager to lead the UK team. The purpose of this role is to facilitate the use of lean and continuous improvement techniques to remove waste and increase efficiency in our site processes and to ensure the site logistical service efficiency meets customer requirements.

Key Responsibilities and Measurement Criteria:-

Safety & Environment – To ensure that Safety is always treated as the number one priority and that the logistics department operates in such a way as to minimise environmental impact.

Leadership – Demonstrate through action, strong leadership principles.

Communication – Carry out and maintain the effective communication requirements of the business utilising all media formats.

Operational Performance – Facilitate the application of Continuous Improvement techniques like “Practical Problem Solving” and Lean methodology to drive performance improvement. These should include; waste reduction; Machine availability improvement; Customer Experience improvement; Financial improvement through cost reduction or value creation.

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Knowledge:-

Degree in process, engineering or materials subject or equivalent experience

Knowledge of the concrete roof tile manufacturing process is a bonus but not essential

Minimum of 2 years working in a manufacturing environment

Experience of using and/or implementing Continuous Improvement and Lean techniques such as 5S, problem solving, Standardized work, Visual Management etc.

Enthusiastic, Quick learner who is keen to make their mark in the manufacturing workplace

IOSH Working Safely Certificate

Training in Lean techniques

Lean Six Sigma Qualification – Black Belt

Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety and employees will be expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance.

Reporting into the Burton Works Manager with dotted line responsibility to the Business Improvement Manager, the Continuous Improvement Manager, will be predominantly based at the Burton site, but will be required to spend a percentage of time across the UK sites.

To apply for this position please send your CV to careers@marleyeternit.co.ukor post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE13 4HD.

Area Sales Manager

Closing Date: 15.06.2017

The Area Sales Manager will be responsible for optimising sales by promoting Marley Eternit products and services.This will be achieved through:

  • Managing an established base of key and development account customers
  • Prospecting new accounts, particularly specification sales development across all relevant construction sectors

The Area Sales Manager will assume responsibility for managing an established base of key and development account customers, promoting new accounts and particularly specification sales development across all relevant private, commercial and public construction sectors.This will be combined with the ability to research existing and new markets to identify business opportunities, and the potential for product and process innovation.

Sound business acumen, combined with a structured approach to planning and objective setting, with the ability to contribute towards the Company strategy.There will also be the requirement to keep abreast of developments and economic conditions in the construction market, and be able to react and plan accordingly.

Skills and Experience:

Be ambitious with a strong desire to succeed

Knowledge/background within business and/or the building/construction industry

Strong negotiating skills

Aptitude for learning

Have an analytical approach, with a strong analytical skill set

Be an excellent communicator at all levels, who is comfortable presenting to both small and large groups of people

Must live on patch

The Area Sales Manager will ideally be educated to degree level or equivalent in a Business/Construction related field, and should also possess a good level of computer literacy and have strong organisational skills.

This role involves extensive travel within the sales area and some travel to UK sites as required; therefore a valid UK driving license is essential.

Marley Eternit places the highest priority on employee safety.All employees are expected to work safely at all times, proactively contributing to the continued improvement in health and safety performance, and to the Company’s positive safety culture.

To apply for this position please send your CV and salary expectations to cathynorthall@marleyeternit.co.ukor post to HR Careers, Marley Eternit, Lichfield Road, Burton-On-Trent, DE14 3HD.

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