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Chemical Procurement Specialist

Reference3187408_004195
EmployerHays
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Town/CityReading
LocationsBerkshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted11 December 2017

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Chemical Procurement Manager

Your new company
Ism working with a global family run business based near Bracknell.

Your new role
Responsible for ensuring uninterrupted, cost effective supply of a portfolio of raw materials/goods & services necessary to support business goals and operations including but not limited to production facilities, contract manufacturing facilities, resale operations, R&D facilities and corporate departments.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships to negotiate and maintain price and supply conditions ensuring commercial terms are optimized, supply maintained, contracts implemented and managed as appropriate and SAP data maintained.
  • Develop an understanding of the market for the raw materials, products and services purchased and identify the factors which influence availability and pricing (know the buy) ensuring that significant market changes are anticipated, managed and communicated.
  • Identify and select source(s) of assigned raw materials, products and services. Work with the supplier base to identify new sources within existing portfolio and new technologies which may bring advantage to the business, sponsoring and supporting approvals as appropriate.
  • Prepare, maintain and communicate long term sourcing strategies to support the Long Range Plan (LRP) both within region and at a global level as appropriate to ensure raw material, products and services availability and economics are communicated to and support the needs of the business.
  • Develop and maintain forecasts (volume and price) for use with suppliers and for communication including the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process.
  • Monitor quality and consistency of raw materials, products and services used via the SCS (Supplier Care System) to record quality issues/resolutions. Consult with Process Technology, R&D and Manufacturing and other departments as required, investigating and resolving quality issues quickly and effectively.
  • Collaborate with other purchasing team members on a regional and global basis to identify synergies that will ensure maximization of strategic purchasing initiatives.
  • Employ strategies as appropriate to ensure business continuity objectives are met.
  • Consult with Business Group, R&D, Manufacturing and Process Technology to provide information regarding competitive challenges, potential entrants, pricing initiatives and quality, service, price and distribution issues.


What you'll need to succeed
In order to apply you will need to have a background in working and procuring in the chemical industry and have obtained a Chemical based degree. This is because you will be expected to lead negotiations procuring chemicals and raw materials for the business. This will involve using and procuring through complex contracts and being able to react quickly to problems and issues raised by stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business, Economics, Math, Chemistry or related field
  • Demonstrated strong communication, negotiation and organizational skills


What you'll get in return


What you need to do now
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