Supply Chain Specialist

SF Group
Leamington Spa
£55,000 per annum
11 Aug 2017
31 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

I am recruiting a Supply Chain Specialist for a world renowned engineering business. The role is permanent, in Warwickshire paying up to £55,000 per annum + benefits. An aerospace/manufacturing background is an absolute necessity.

A vacancy has arisen for a Supply Chain Specialist within the Procurement team, Performance Products division, supporting all UK sites. The role will support and drive improvement in both current production and NPI activity.

Job Description:

  • Lead the SCM team in cradle to grave project support from supplier identification, contracting strategy and programme transition from concept through to production supply
  • Meeting with Clients, internal and external, to discuss/define requirements and coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers, clients and Engineering/project teams
  • Maintain and promote relationships with clients and suppliers
  • Procurement of project goods including bespoke parts/tooling manufactured from drawing, along with design/development, and other technical services
  • Competitive bidding (RFQ), negotiating prices/added value and reporting cost-reduction achievements
  • Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects
  • Control spend against budget and forecasting to completion of project
  • Identification & evaluation of potential supply partners (working closely with SQA)
  • Negotiation, contracting, and risk evaluation of/with UK and international suppliers
  • Ownership of the end-to-end, purchase-to-pay process for projects assigned
  • Coordination and Maintenance of supplier held tooling registers
  • Actively supporting the Ricardo procurement & SCM community in identification & development of procurement best-practise across all business divisions.
  • Take an active involvement in make vs buy strategy in conjunction with our manufacturing teams
  • Identifying and implementing a PSL across a diverse supply chain in conjunction with operational procurement team

Person Specification:

  • Strong data management skills and IT literacy. Experience with SAP & Baan Purchasing an advantage
  • Ability to work in a cross functional team including, but not limited to, Procurement/NPI/Engineering/Logistics and manufacturing.
  • Attention to detail, accurate, numerically astute
  • Strong negotiation skills with an ability to close the deal in short time frames. Strong customer focus with a flexible approach to succeed in a fast-moving environment
  • Knowledge of BoM's, PO Processes, familiarity with technical drawings, resourceful and process good interpersonal skills
  • A working knowledge of contract law
  • Ability to communicate well with the team, internal customers and external suppliers
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is desirable
  • Experience working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment essential
  • Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.
  • Flexible to travel within UK & overseas from time to time (Including Driving license)

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