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Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£35k - £45k pa
06 Oct 2017
15 Oct 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
To ensure that materials are purchased at the most competitive prices worldwide, on time and to the required specifications. Client Details Global manufacturing organisation based in Staffordshire. Description - To work on and play an important role in all NPI projects - To manage commodity spend circa £5 million and oversee the purchasing spend from cradle to grave - To work closely with suppliers introducing new suppliers, auditing, contract negotiation, supplier management. - To ensure quality standards are met including knowledge of PPAP and APQP compliance - To work alongside supplier development engineers dealing with project readiness and supplier exit strategies, APQP. - To achieve annual cost reduction targets - Drive improved levels of transparency - To work with global teams to understand lowest total cost of acquisition for specific categories. - Implement LTA's with assigned suppliers. - Work with supplier development engineers on VA/VE and implementation of lean tool and techniques to improve quality, cost, and delivery performance - Monitor supplier financials and report any at risk suppliers - To lead global supplier relationship management activities. Profile - Degree educated, with a minimum of 4/5 years' experience with direct procurement in a manufacturing/engineering environment. - A confident communicator, resilient, inquisitive in nature and ambitious. - Can read basic mechanical engineering drawings. Job Offer £35,000 - £45,000 + benefits
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