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Reference3310614_067129
EmployerHays
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Town/CityBurton-On-Trent
LocationsBirmingham, Derbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted23 May 2018

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The role
To actively manage all aspects of indirect procurement. To purchase consumables, engineering spares, general equipment and contract services to meet the operational needs of the plant whilst taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply To replicate purchase orders raised by the Corporate Purchasing department for investments and materials in our local ERP system before issuing them to the supplier.

Responsibilities
• Work closely with local leadership to define indirect procurement strategy and approach to achieve set objectives.
• Develop and manage the contractual relationship with key suppliers of indirect goods and services.
• Formalise, document and adhere to an appropriate vendor selection process for new suppliers of indirect products/services, undertaking due diligence and collating supplier samples and brochures.
• Interface with local vendors with respect to price, availability of products/services, and lead time, including execution of local vendor supply agreements.
• Identify savings opportunities available to the plant.
• Provide analysis on costs and report on actual indirect procurement cost savings achieved via vendor management, sourcing, and contract negotiations.
• Replicate Corporate Purchase Orders (for Investments and Materials) in the local ERP system, checking part numbers, supplier numbers, payment terms and transaction currency.
• In case of any doubt or discrepancy between Corporate ERP and local ERP liaise with the Corporate buyer and determine correct information.
• Track and report vendor performance/KPI’s as directed.
• Manage company travel bookings and stationery

Qualifications and Experience desired
• 5 GCSE C level or equivalent must include Maths and English
• Degree qualified preferably in a business/supply chain or technical discipline
• Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification desired
• Previous experience of working in a purchasing team essential (preferably within a manufacturing environment) • Direct experience of planning and managing supplier negotiations including face to face
• Proficient at MS Office applications particularly Excel, must be comfortable with developing and using large spreadsheets
• Ability to analyse both volume and financial data
• Ability to manage projects
• Experience of SAP would be an advantage


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