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Strategic Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £36,000 per annum
Benefits12% Bonus
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted18 July 2018

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The Plant Strategic Sourcing Leader will be responsible for marketing Local agreements, drives total cost reduction and value-add creation from supply base; ensures excellent customer quality and delivery service levels while driving inventory reduction and improved supplier performance, consistent with Global and EMEA Commodity Leader sourcing strategies.

Client Details

A market leading manufacturer, global presence with a fantastic reputation for onwards progression.

  • Manages the commercial relationships with plant specific suppliers and inter-company transactions, following directions from Plant Leads and EMEA Strategic Sourcing leaders
  • Liaises with Plant Leads, EMEA Strategic leaders and EMEA Category Managers, actively participates in global sourcing projects and initiatives. Uses STAR system or any other required reporting format
  • Reviews requisitions and aligns with other departments regarding e. g. requirements, specifications, quantity, delivery requirements and payment terms. Evaluates, recommends and implements alternate suppliers where a savings in cost or improved delivery will result
  • Negotiates prices and follows competitive bidding procedures when necessary to ensure the lowest total cost for specific products and materials, interacting with other departments as necessary
  • Negotiates contracts and long term agreements, and establishes Frame Contracts /blanket orders that may include consignment stock / VMI, price improvements, supply chain improvements (e.g. lead-time, lot sizes), working capital improvement (target 3% 15, Net 75 net), Terms & Conditions, Quality Agreements
  • Actively participates in New Product Development project representing the sourcing organization

  • Working knowledge of planning and purchasing systems, the manufacturing process (from raw materials to finished product), accounting principles and budgeting practices, inventory control and paperwork flow necessary to be able to function responsibly in this position. Knows the criteria, process and tools for measuring and recording purchasing performance
  • Ability to quickly and accurately generate action requirements based on ERP System outputs
  • Must be a self-starter, self-managed, effective team player with excellent analytical / problem solving skills
  • Ability to engage in basic contract negotiations and develop contracts in standard form; create basic project plans and manage source plan and implementation across functions and sites
  • Degree or CIPS/MCIPS status
  • 3-5 years proven track record in a Manufacturing environment
  • SAP system skills desirable.

Job Offer

Salary ranges from £30,000 to £36,000. This will be a starting salary and there is also potential 12% bonus.

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