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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorService - Other, Services
Salary£33,000 to £37,000 per annum
LocationsAvon, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 January 2019

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Reporting directly to Senior Category Managers you will have responsibility for development and review of Category Strategy. With designed accountability for chosen commodity area, you will run end to end tendering activity and also support post contract management whilst working closely with stakeholders to ensure needs are met.

Client Details

Focused within the defence industry, my client are supporting the changing needs of the supply chain with focus on cost based reduction through the development of cost effective and commercially driven supply base.

  • Create and maintain strategy plans, working with all stakeholders to deliver objectives

  • Capture all documentation developed by Commodity, Category, and Acquisition and Contracts Management

  • Identify and enact Supplier Development opportunities that add value to the Authority, Supplier and Support Chain and which drive out cost.

  • Hold specific commodity expertise and manage categories

  • Collaborating with all stakeholders for data gathering and analysis to update the Category Strategy

  • Conduct basic supplier assessment to ensure the suppliers proposed to Acquisition and Contract Management are of sound standing both commercially and financially.

  • Identify areas in which improvements could drive out cost.

  • Background within Indirect Procurement across a range of commodity area

  • Excellent stakeholder and negotiation skills

  • Ability to persuade, influence and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrable saving portfolio

  • Understanding of Supply Chain and Category Management including best practice purchasing tools and techniques

  • Ability to analyses and interpret varied information accurately

  • MCIPS qualified or working towards

Job Offer

Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 plus benefits

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