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Staffordshire Permanent £45,000 - £55,000 per year
  • Join a highly-successful manufacturing client and global market leader!
  • My manufacturing client are offering full support towards CIPS

About Our Client

A global market leading manufacturer who have established themselves as a big player within industry for years.

Job Description

  • Establishes ways to identify and quantify opportunities to reduce the cost of products and services for each category area.
  • Awareness of technological and market changes which can result in delivering total cost improvements and implement best practise.
  • Liaise with stakeholders conducting an assessment of business requirements to ensure that they can deliver sourcing strategy plans.
  • Identify & implement supplier performance management measures, and manage these to ensure improvement.
  • Implement the supply contracts and service level agreements with all suppliers in line with the approved strategy.
  • Relationship & Business Integration
  • Cost roll up creation and reporting
  • Early supplier engagement activities.
  • Co-ordination of launch readiness activities.
  • Risk reporting & mitigation.
  • Project closure & review.
  • Maps the key stakeholders that need to be established and relationship maintained.
  • Implements and establishes scope, timelines, resources, and milestones required to deliver each category project.
  • Analyses the markets relating to their category and ensures that market analysis is reported and shared.
  • Deploy and manage all the Purchasing activity relating to their category. Utilising as appropriate the 'pricing teams' to deliver products on time and in line with business requirements.

The Successful Applicant

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective multi-functional team working
  • Influential dexterity
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Purchasing in an manufacturing environment
  • Success in managing a multi-disciplinary team
  • Holding and building relationships within a global and matrix organisation
  • Preferably CIPS
  • Category & Supplier Management in a Global organisation
  • Cost and pricing management
  • Managing and implementing supply contracts
  • Performance & Change management
  • Contracting and contract management

What's on Offer

  • Salary up to 55k
  • Strong additional benefits
  • Onsite position
Tom O'Donnell
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Phone number
+44 115 948 6406

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Tom O'Donnell
Consultant phone
+44 115 948 6406
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