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Global Procurement Category Analyst - metal chems

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/06/2019
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Global Procurement Category Analyst
Various locations - UK

To collate and analyse Procurement Management Information from a variety of sources to enable informed decisions to be made in procurement strategy, planning and development of category plans.
Supports Category Lead / Manager in achieving the goal of significant initial cost reductions by conducting analyses on spend data e.g., should-cost analyses and researching trends in relevant supply markets
Conducts research on economic trends in key supply markets, cross-sector comparisons and monthly status reports

The role will work as part of a global team and need to be able to work remotely.

* Support the data collection across sector/region/business units as required with the potential of bringing business and category perspective to the data.
* Support category lead and manager with development of product cost models: material usage, material cost, equipment requirements, labour rates; cycle times, tooling and capital requirements for new business or changes to current business;
* Review complex bill of materials for reasonableness and identify cost optimisation opportunities;
* Review manufacturing assumptions for reasonableness;
* Communicate/educate internal and external organisations regarding the cost data. This includes financial and organisational leadership;
* Support development of 'should-costs' for goods and services in portfolio if responsibility;
* Support procurement negotiations; and
* Support Procurement Excellence initiatives as directed.

* Conduct analyses on spend data/researching trends
* Assists Category Lead / Manager by conducting supply market research
* Updates key market indices
* Assists in spend data analysis and financial analyses
* Compare spend, prices and performance across sectors and sites
* Assists in preparing monthly procurement performance status reports
* Upholds internal and external policies, regulations and law
* Liaison with procurement staff at all levels to support development of category plans
* Liaison with procurement staff at all levels to analyse contract spend and trends
* To carry out any other duties which are within the employee's skills and abilities whenever reasonably instructed.

The Company:
Battery Technologies comprises R&D programmes in advanced battery materials and Battery Systems, which specialises in the design, development and manufacture of integrated battery systems.

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