Sourcing Assistant

Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot
£7.90 - £10.54/hour
18 Oct 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
To assist stakeholders with the development of specifications which outline the procurement requirements of the business.
Supports and assists the Sourcing Lead and Senior Sourcing Leads to provide a comprehensive, value adding and professional
procurement service to the business.

Purchasing Activities

- Engages with business stakeholders in development of procurement requirements. Determines specifications against business
need to ensure appropriate delivery of goods/service. Identifies the most appropriate ordering option (blanket orders, spot buying,
call offs etc) based upon volume and logistical requirements, administration and cost.
- Engages with business stakeholders to identify volume requirements to identify and communicate with suppliers ensuring all
internal systems are updated with relevant information.
- Produces and develops project plans to ensure that supply is provided in line with business requirements, managing any changes
to supply base and associated costs and risks
- Monitors and assesses supplier performance against agreed service level agreements, reviews service and quality and advises
improvements to be made in line with targets.
- Ensures that contracts negotiated by the Sourcing Lead / Senior Sourcing Lead are operationalised effectively and correctly
reflected in SAP; also manages any changes through the course of the contract.
- Ensures compliance of contacts to maximise delivery of benefits and challenges any non-compliance

• Experience as a purchasing professional or within a commercial role
• Awareness of the role Procurement plays in the Tata Steel organisation
• Understanding the organisational structure of Procurement
• Using IT & Procurement technology
• Understanding and applying Quality Management processes
• Analytical thinking
• Attention to detail
• Information gathering
• Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and working towards a CIPS qualification