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Job #: R-00083238
Location: Essex, GB
Category: Procurement
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance Required: None

Description

Job Description:

Responsible for the Purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery to ensure continuity of supply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Technical

  • To carry out the effective procurement of materials and services in-line with the business needs

  • Ensure that all items for procurement are within the relevant budget and comply with all appropriate strategies, raising any anomalies with relevant colleagues

  • Negotiate with suppliers to reduce Project Spend

  • Monitor relevant Engineering releases, requisitions and follow up with manufacturing

  • Monitor and appropriately report cost and delivery performance against the relevant budgets and timing plans

  • Consistently identify value for money within the vendor base.

  • Identify new resourcing opportunities through market research or by other means

  • Liaise   with   the   Purchasing   Manager   with   respect   to any potential   resourcing opportunities.

  • Identify   expediting   needs, and investigate any invoice, cost or quality queries

  • Attend project reviews as required, equipped with all relevant delivery information

  • Monitor and managing supplier performance in accordance with agreed KPI’s

  • Maintain an awareness of the progress of relevant product markets

  • Ensure that suppliers are working within the business code of ethics and to the company’s terms and conditions

  • Carry out any ad-hoc tasks as required by the Purchasing Manager

Time Management

  • Prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines

Communication

  • Collaborate with suppliers and internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions and alternative supply options

Team Working

  • Work closely with Project Managers to understand project demand

  • Provide back-up support for Procurement across Group as required

Cross Functional Working

  • Continually build relationships with internal stakeholders to achieve the successful completion of projects

  • Attend and contribute to production meetings across Group to obtain essential timing information

  • Ensure each department has the resources necessary to stay on schedule and meet deadlines.

Health & Safety

  • Always follow and promote Group and Company policies and procedures  

  • Ensure all Company equipment and personal PPE properly used

Equality

  • Fully Understand and always adhere to the Company’s Equality Policy at all times

Company Values

  • All employees must conduct themselves in accordance with our Corporate Company Values and Business Ethics at all times

Skills & Attributes

  • Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail

  • Analytical skillset with a methodical approach to problem solving

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • A proven background in negotiation

  • Ability to influence others & manage conflict

  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations

Experience

  • Applied knowledge of buying and negotiation

  • Previous Purchasing experience within a faced paced working environment

  • Excellent working knowledge of MRP systems & Excel

  • Previous experience in all or some of the following areas

    • Automation

    • Automotive manufacturing

    • Aerospace manufacturing

    • Mechanical/material handling

    • Conveyor systems

    • Pneumatics

    • Hydraulics

    • Robotics

    • Control systems

    • Electrical power systems

Qualifications

  • GCSE qualification in Maths & English (Grade C or above)

  • CIPS qualified (or working towards) or a relevant degree qualification

Pay Range:

Pay Range £26,000.00 - £32,500.00 - £39,000.00
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