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Procurement Specialist

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/12/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:

In light of our clients growing Automotive business, we are recruiting for a number of skilled procurement/ purchasing professionals. We are particularly interested in speaking to Procurement professionals with experience in Powertrain and Body in White within automotive.

This role will require each individual to take responsibility for a commodity within a growing team, managing the full bill of materials for the vehicle. The jobs will involve a broad degree of exposure to the fast developing project, and participate in both the design and manufacturing process to ensure that all products represent the maximum quality and reliability attainable.

We are looking for candidates with a broad automotive background, preferably with in an OEM/Tier1/2 supplier environment. Ideally, you will be a self-starter capable of picking up and running with a project, capable of following best practices whilst having the ability to develop new processes. Furthermore, you will have a strong commercial acumen with the ability to act on opportunities quickly to gain business advantage with 3rd party providers.

Job Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Senior Procurement Manager, these roles will be sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors for the company. You will responsible for leading procurement and working closely with Quality, Engineering and Planning, in line with the project strategy, while developing partnerships with suppliers and stakeholders.

As the Procurement Specialist, you will support the procurement strategy for Automotive using your experience to ensure that the business is investing in materials and equipment that are fit for purpose, and allows purchasing to achieve the best possible commercial terms in line with the business strategy

Principal Accountabilities:

* Developing and implementing an effective supplier base and partnerships to create a reliable and long-term source of supply.
* Supporting requirement for introduction of new parts and customer enquiries.
* Sourcing and forming strategic supply base management and handling activities such as financial management and issue resolution.
* Analysing production and procurement lead times to ensure customer requirements can be met.
* Responsible for ensuring prices negotiated with approved suppliers are consistent and are as competitive as previously supplied development and integration of supply agreements.
* Continuously seeking measurable improvement opportunities which will contribute towards achieving high standards of operational excellence.
* Effectively managing sub-contractors ensuring that supplies meet company output plan.
* Liaising with other departments, exchanging information and giving Procurement support to their functions.
* Resolving problems arising from unclear information on requisitions, specifications and drawings.
* Maintaining records of supplier performance, communicating with each supplier to improve performance and or implementing corrective actions where necessary.
* Commercially astute with the ability to act on opportunities quickly to gain business advantage with 3rd party providers.
* Analysing production and procurement lead times to ensure customer requirements can be met.
* Networking with the wider organisation to maximise group leverage possibilities.

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