Regional Procurement Manager, Veolia Ireland

The Organisation

Veolia is Ireland’s leading environmental services company. We have ambitions to be the world benchmark company for ecological transformation providing a comprehensive range of energy, waste and water solutions and are dedicated to carbon reduction, protecting the environment, and building the circular economy.

With nearly 179,000 employees worldwide, the Group designs and provides game-changing solutions that are both useful and practical for water, waste and energy management. Through its three complementary business activities, Veolia helps to develop access to resources, preserve available resources, and replenish them. In 2020, the Veolia group supplied 95 million people with drinking water and 62 million people with wastewater service, produced nearly 43 million megawatt hours of energy and treated 47 million metric tons of waste.

Veolia in Ireland works with our customers to carefully manage scarce resources. Through our expertise in operations, engineering, and technology we reduce the environmental impact of our customers’ activities while helping industrial companies, services organisations and the public sector to operate in a more efficient manner.

Veolia’s 700 employees in Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI) are part of the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions. Together with over 178,780 colleagues around the world we are dedicated to providing innovative solutions that are based on best practices, environmental protection and a better quality of life for others.

Veolia has been awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark certification for responsible and sustainable business practices. 


The Opportunity

Veolia currently has a wonderful opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join their team in Ireland. The role could be located remotely either within in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland, but with regular requirements to be in their Dublin office.

The role will support delivery of the UK and Ireland Supply Chain Strategy in ROI and NI. This includes promoting the use of globally and regionally preferred suppliers across direct and indirect categories where possible, as well as arranging and managing the supply of goods, materials, and services locally to meet regional requirements.

You will also be responsible for supporting the business in ensuring that the Company’s Health & Safety, operational, environmental, and commercial needs are met, taking into account price, sustainability, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. This operational facing role includes key stakeholder management responsibility and line management responsibility for a Supply Chain Assistant.


The Individual

The role would be ideal for an experienced procurement professional with a background in utility operations, mechanical engineering or Facility Management procurement. Alternatively, a Mechanical Engineer or Quantity Surveyor with a strong grounding in procurement could also be considered.

Skills and Experience sought:

  • Experience of building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Proven procurement experience, preferably within an engineering or utilities environment
  • Proven negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with good problem identification and solution abilities
  • Line management experience
  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
  • Good foundation of skills and knowledge of relevant supply chain, purchasing and sourcing concepts
  • Innovative and embraces personal challenge
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • Assertive, optimistic, and open to change
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
  • Proactively contributes to the team
  • Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure
  • Computer literate, with transferable knowledge across different operating systems - preferably Google Workspace
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) - MCIPS or equivalent is preferred but not essential
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline would be an advantage but is not essential 

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