A fantastic opportunity for a Procurement professional to join a leading organisation as a Procurement Specialist, to be responsible for supporting the Senior Category Manager with delivery of an excellent procurement service; ensuring all goods and services are procured for the right price, in the right timeframe and in line with production requirements.
Specific Job Responsibilities of the Procurement Specialist;
Assist in the development of procurement activity that maximise value for the business.
Providing cost estimating in support of bid development work.
Provide support, as directed by the Senior Category Manager, on all Procurement and Supply chain activities and deliverables.
Manage the performance of key suppliers, using appropriate metrics, to improve performance.
Provide feedback to the Divisional Category teams and Operational leadership on the performance and capabilities of key suppliers.
Support the implementation of, and compliance to, Divisional and Group contracts.
Implement sourcing and supplier management initiatives to deliver against the Value Plan.
Monitor and report progress against the plans on a monthly basis.
Conduct market engagement, tendering, evaluation, negotiation and contract award activities to meet the requirements of the business unit.
Conduct tactical negotiation to agree the most competitive arrangements, whilst meeting the operational need.
Work closely with Bid Teams to ensure that supplier information and pricing is provided in a timely manner to meet Bid requirements.
Where appropriate, contribute to the design of the supply chain solution for Bids working with the Divisional Category Teams as necessary.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with operational stakeholders across the business.
Be a visible 'champion’ for procurement.
Contribute to Strategic Sourcing initiatives.
Personal Specification of the Procurement Specialist;
Degree qualified or equivalent.
Additional professional qualifications e.g. CIPS.
Proven Procurement experience is essential.
Supplier Management experience.
Understanding of commercial contracts.
Experience of working within a large manufacturing / engineering organisation.
Strong communication and negotiation skills.
Strong commercial acumen.
Excellent IT skills including MS Office.
Ability to work collaboratively with other departments within the business.
This role would suit an individual with previous experience in the following roles; Project Buyer, Vendor Manager, Senior Buyer, Supplier Manager, Purchasing Controller, Procurement Lead.