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Strategic Sourcing Lead

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 by Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd

Clevedon, Somerset United Kingdom
Manufacturing
7 Jan 2019
£42k - £48k Annual
Full-Time
Strategic | Sourcing | Commodity | Procurement | Quality | Manufacturing | CIPS

The role is to lead and manage the senior buyers and SQE's so that cost and quality targets are achieved by means of a pro-active strategic plan.

Activities:
  • Lead senior team in all aspects of their job (support negotiations, contracts, commodity strategies, etc.)
  • Identify bottleneck suppliers and develop mitigation plan.
  • Develop Commodity Strategies with seniors.
  • Develop and implement a pro-active strategy on Supplier Quality Improvement.
Skills:
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills
  • Ability to manage limited team and translating strategy in team objectives
  • Flexible and capable of working in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Capable of interfacing professionally with suppliers
  • Resourceful, self-motivated and confident with working on own initiative
Qualifications:
  • CIPS level 5 or equivalent certification or equivalent through experience.
Experience:
  • Experience in strategic sourcing and leading a team
  • Proven track record of providing savings target and managing the figure
  • Experience with sourcing side of New Product Introduction Projects
  • Familiar with PPAP Process and Supplier Quality Tools (eg 8D, auditing, etc.)

Reference: 600409029