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Hadley Group is a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. We deliver innovative solutions with applications across sectors as diverse as construction, automotive, industrial and agriculture. Our continuing growth and success is entirely dependent upon our ability to attract, retain and develop the best people, and it is for this reason that we promote continuous personal development for everyone working at the Hadley Group.



Work with the Procurement Director and Business Unit Directors to source raw materials (Metals) for the Hadley Group in line with sales forecasts from both the UK and Dutch sites.

Work with the Divisional Planning Teams to ensure that material is delivered to site in line with production schedules.

Support the Divisions, to ensure that appropriate material is available at competitive prices, whilst also driving continuous long-term improvements in Quality and Delivery performance.

Responsible for making sourcing and executing recommendations/approvals in accordance with the delegated authority policy and agreed category strategies.

Operates within the Procurement team to ensure supplier commercial issues are resolved effectively and efficiently and track through reporting methodology.


  • Supplier Relationships: Co-ordinate designated supplier relationships and strategies in accordance with the Supplier Relationship policy.
  • Cost Management: be responsible for the creation and/or deployment of Cost Models for designated categories and the development and delivery of the agreed financial commitments.
  • Purchasing Tools: use ERP system or other systems in an optimal way, to maximise efficiency and minimise stock and cost. Contribute to improvement and share best practice across the Division and Procurement Function.
  • Delivery and Quality: be accountable for leading continuous improvement of frameworks which drive supplier performance within assigned categories, including any associated quality audits (IATF/VDA).
  • Processes and Policies: be accountable for ensuring adherence to the company’s processes and policies, maintaining purchasing systems to ensure associated KPI’s are met.
  • Reporting: provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings. Analyse data or insights to determine industry trends.
  • safety and environmental policies and procedures, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors.
  • Any other duties commensurate with job duties
  • Various UK Locations + The Hadley site in Ede, Netherlands and associated Suppliers in Europe (predominately Germany)


  • Monthly visits to the Hadley site in the Netherlands and annual visits to European suppliers.



Education and Qualification(s)

  • Professional Purchasing qualification and/or role appropriate degree


  • Commercial experience with focus on procurement for a Manufacturing Business
  • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Has a track record of delivering savings against financial targets and projects on time against budget

Core competencies – Technical

  • Understands and operates Total Cost of Acquisition based sourcing.
  • Able to manage delegated projects to tight timescales and engage and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment.
  • Understands manufacturing processes within the metals sector and associated key cost drivers
  • Understands and operates Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Contract managemen

Core competencies – Job Related

  • Internal stakeholder management
  • Good Negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen
  • Ability to use e-business tools to drive analytics or regular business reports
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods


  • Demonstrates commitment to corporate values.
  • Well organised approach to tasks
  • Strategic outlook but strong tactical execution
  • Excellent communication skills: active listener, verbal and written
  • Ability to analyse data and drive good business decisions as a result
  • Ability to work across all functions within the business and master internal relations
  • A self-starter approach to managing the delivery of short term vs. long term tasks to meet key objectives.
  • Have the tenacity to find and implement creative solutions
  • Good work ethic/reliable
  • Optimistic and open to change
  • Civil, courteous and co-operative to colleagues, clients & suppliers
  • Maintain standard of dress & personal hygiene acceptable to the company


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