Sourcing Specialist

Vantage Consulting Ltd
08 Sep 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Sourcing Specialist/ Commodity Buyer
6 Months +

A long-term contract opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sourcing Specialist/ Commodity Buyer to join a Global Engineering Company in Stafford. You will be managing the contract administration and activities related to the procurement of goods and services, including the management of supplier relationships and develop and implement appropriate sourcing strategies for various commodities to support corporate and business unit objectives.

As a Strategic Commodity Buyer, you will be responsible for sourcing missions on a wide scope of commodities.

* Responsible for the following commodities: Metalwork, Transformer Tanks, large fabrications, Structures, Busbars and Connectors for the sub-cluster / country.
* A strategic buyer can manage a team of buyers in some cases.
* Propose & implement cost reduction actions for the commodity portfolio.
* Negotiate price conditions (price, payment terms, Incoterms, warranty, logistic requirements) with suppliers.
* Support decisions facing logistic, quality or price issues with the suppliers in his/her portfolio
* Identify and develop new suppliers / materials / technologies in the sub-cluster / country.
* Collaborate with Engineering & SQA for supplier development.
* Continuous supplier market analysis.
* Negotiating agreements with suppliers (contractual conditions).
* Providing analysis on market, new products, new comers, legal constraints, etc
Reporting his/her activity (especially savings) to management.
Define and deploy the site or country sourcing strategy per commodity in line with the global commodities strategies defined by the KCM team.
- Continuous supplier market analysis.
- Close collaboration with engineering & quality to develop new suppliers.
- Initiate and deploy "design to sourcing" actions with engineering & strategic suppliers to reduce TCO.

Educational Requirements
* Bachelors' degree in business or engineering related subject
* CIPS qualified

Experience and Knowledge
* 3-5 years' experience in sourcing (or purchasing) function
* Strong negotiation skills
* Creative and tenacious
* Ability to read engineering drawings
* Knowledge in mechanical industry/machining
* SAP experience
* International exposure

This is an immediate requirement, if you are interested in finding out more, please contact Michelle Heard at Vantage Consulting.

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