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  • Job reference: RMS0181593

Lead Supplier Sourcer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/09/2017
  • Duration: on-going
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The Role:
To provide sourcing advice to support 'end to end' sourcing operations. To analyse sourcing activities to continuously improve product price and company spending, supply partnerships with timely delivery opportunities.


* To research and source required products and raw components at the best price within the required location.
* To forge professional relationships with suppliers and develop a network of suppliers.
* To negotiate the best price, delivery and cost timescales available with suppliers.
* To develop good working relationships with internal stakeholders and to keep abreast of current and future requirements of products, anticipating needs and planning appropriately.
* A company ambassador driving continuous improvement in supply sourcing, with appropriate considerations for safety compliance, quality and efficiency.

Personal Characteristics

* Passionate to drive delivery and optimise quality sourcing systems and processes.
* Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills with the ability to influence and quickly forge quality working relationships
* Resilience and determination to succeed
* A proactive 'hands on' approach
* Flexible with the ability to work within a changing environment and to manage changing priorities

The Company:
specialises in the design, development and production of fully electric commercial vehicles

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Degree or equivalent in a relevant business related degree i.e. supply chain management or logistics
- A high level of competence and practical application experience in a sourcing or procurement role
- Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships to support and develop the business supply sourcing strategy

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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