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Procurement Manager

Location: CHELMSFORD, ESSEX, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 45,000-50,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 4
Posted: about 2 months ago Reference: X3-454925

REED Procurement are recruiting for one of our global clients with a huge UK presence and a presence in the Chelmsford region. 

 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team who manage a global supply base responsible for delivering materials into a complex manufacturing system. You will operate in a challenging environment, specifically managing the procurement requirements of several development projects that will require high mix, low volume materials and components with detailed

Responsibilities:
In this role you will:


• Work closely with and be a designated point of contact to internal product and project teams to identify procurement requirements and project/product scope.
• Identify potential new suppliers and asses their suitability for the long term requirements of the product, project and business.
• Write and issue detailed Request for Information / Request for Proposal documents to enable a full and robust supplier selection process.
• Review and benchmark supplier responses to RFI’s / RFP’s to enable strong supplier recommendations that take into account commercial, technical and quality requirements.
• Ensuring relevant costing strategies are implemented to achieve best possible pricing.
• Establish contracts and framework agreements to ensure security of supply and delivery of improvements against KPIs.
• Implement and progress effective supplier development plans, yielding tangible improvements.
• Co-ordinate activities between engineering and suppliers to improve the manufacturability of materials, components and assemblies based on operational priorities.
• Manage supplier performance, drawing on your experience and performance data to yield consistent improvements.
• Potential line management responsibilities for a person with the right skills.
• Partaking in Corporate and BU led cost down activities across the supply base.
• Control of the sourcing strategy for a selected group of commodities. You will be given full autonomy to make changes to the supply base and drive improvements as desired.

Qualifications:
To be successful in this role you will require:
• Significant procurement experience in a highly technical /engineering environment.
• Significant experience working in a direct manufacturing environment (preferably low volume / high mix).
• Knowledge of supply chain, material management, demand forecasting and engineering change management principles.
• The ability to work with excel to compile and evaluate data will be an important aspect of your role.
• Be MS Office proficient – Word, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, PowerPoint.
• Be able to manage change in the right way.


It would be advantageous in this role if you hold:
• A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject would be advantageous.
• Strong working knowledge of SAP would be highly advantageous.

 


Note that if successful you may be required to travel globally.

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