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Interim Indirects Procurement Specialist

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
LocationsBedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted22 January 2018

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1st Executive are retained by a global manufacturing organisation, who are seeking an experienced purchasing professional with a strong category track record across a number of indirect spends, ideally with a strong focus on Facilities Management.

  • You will be responsible for managing a diverse range of suppliers, across industry and category.
  • Drafting contracts, writing amendments to existing and negotiating changes.
  • Conducting supplier tenders from start to finish.
  • On-boarding of new suppliers off-boarding of existing ones due to non-performance, unsuccessful renewals bids and other similar reasons.
  • Conducting supplier rationalisation analysis and kick-start initiatives in this area.
  • Some travel - both UK and International (very occasionally).

Required Experience:
  • Proven track record across a variety of different categories - this role will pre-dominantly focus on FM (large spend on Security and other related FM etc).
  • Not only a strong buying/purchasing track record, but also strategic category management & Leadership skills are key to this position.
  • Demonstrable record of managing significant spend levels and concurrent multiple projects, along with achieving cost savings regularly.
  • Experience managing challenging stakeholders in a complex business structure, both within the internal business and across key 3rd party suppliers.
  • Commercial experience in heavy industry manufacturing, engineering, defence & aerospace or other similarly regulated private industry areas is recommended.

Desirable Criteria:
  • Ideally you will have currently vali SC but not essential.

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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