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Procurement Coordinator - Chassis and Powertrain

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: North West
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/06/2011
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Job Title: Procurement Coordinator - Chassis and Powertrain
Job Location: North West
Rate/Salary: Negotiable
Duration: 27/10/2011
Residency: UK/EU

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer and is currently experiencing an upturn in production with demand increasing globally. There is a requirement within the Chassis Powertrain Funcition for a Procurement Coordinator on a Contract Basis

The Role:
Responsible for the management of part procurement of Chassis and Powertrain (C/PT) material for a number of projects.

 Responsible for ensuring the delivery of C/PT material to support project build phases within budget and agreed timescales.
 Creation and management of suitable KPI’s to demonstrate departmental performance against target and early identification of risks.
 Liaison with departments responsible for vehicle build and updates.
 Identification of part requirements based on vehicle build plans and allocation of procurement task lists to functional parts coordinators.
 Maintenance of material stock to support vehicle builds and resolution of issues arising from part failure etc….

The primary function of the Engineering Integration team is to ensure longevity of the Company through the production of high quality next generation vehicles, on time and to cost. This is achieved through interfacing between the Engineering function and the rest of the business, to ensure that engineering deliverables meet project targets and technical issues are resolved promptly.

The Procurement Coordinator is responsible to ensure that material is supplied on time to meet the agreed vehicle build programme, for each project. To manage the timely completion of these deliverables, the candidate must be able to; track the progresses made, drive areas where attention is needed, communicate actions that are needed across the business, elevate concerns to a higher level if required, coordinate responses and report statuses.

They must ensure the Senior Engineers and Functional Managers are informed about and understand the necessary tasks, and are able to achieve them. They must also agree any deviations with the Project Teams, and gain buy-in for proposed containments and contingency actions as necessary.

They should working with the various Engineering Reps, maintain a sound understanding of all technical progress within the Functional areas, and understand the implications on material supply.

To manage the resolution of supply issues, they must be able to; identify the issues and subsequent solutions, communicate issues to relevant stakeholders, drive actions to be made, elevate issues to a higher level if required, then track and report progress

A key role is to improve performance across the C/PT function, enable action and make clear decisions. This is achieved through a strong customer orientation, building win-win relationships, comparing the merits of various outcomes to form solutions and understanding the broader picture. The performance of the function and status reports on deliverables and technical issues will be communicated to the Integration Manager, Functions and Senior Management. Specific targets to continually improve performance can then be set and cascaded down to the C/PT functions based on higher-level objectives.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
At least three years’ experience in a similar role within Engineering or logistics

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Degree or equivalent in related field

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Greg Auburn at Fircroft on +44 1925 25 5464
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