Strategic Procurement Specialist

Supply Chain People
From £47,000 to £53,000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Pension
04 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Strategic Procurement Specialist Reporting to the Strategic Procurement Manager you will be responsible for executing & developing strategic sourcing activity across defined Product Business Units & Suppliers. Key to this role will be your ability to negotiate contracts to deliver market leading competitive terms, cost reductions and ongoing benefits; driving contract compliance, continuous improvement, project delivery and consolidation of the supplier base; and developing systems and data. Responsibilities Ensure Strategic Sourcing processes are routinely conducted, delivering the most favorable terms, conditions and pricing structures. Manage the Commercial, Operational & Supply Chain relationship with suppliers in relevant categories Develop and execute plans with defined Product Business Units to create the greatest value Develop & monitor supplier KPI’s & drive supply chain performance Manage compliance, savings and performance measurement Develop tools, systems & data, to drive continual improvement of procurement processes Regularly interact with Suppliers to identify methods, programs, and procedures to lower total acquisition costs Develop Strategic Sourcing experience, skill & knowledge within ERIKS Lead discussions with key stakeholders to continually improve sourcing programs Benchmark pricing trends and identify key price influencers Benchmark costs and create target cost model for relevant category items Identify the best spend / category candidates for Strategic Sourcing Deploy standard processes and tools to efficiently operate according to policies and procedures · Provide input to company’s strategic/operating plans. · You will be able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen, having designed, negotiated and delivered significant cost savings and supplier performance in previous roles. · You will be competent with data structures that support purchasing performance management and be competent with ERP systems, e-Procurement platforms and tendering tools. · Ideally you will be degree educated or will be CIPS qualified · You will have strong data manipulation capabilities including advance use of Excel & data warehouse software . On offer is a competitive salary up from £47k -£53k, company car, bonus and pension. We will respond to successful applications within 7 days. Hopefully we will speak with you soon. Supply Chain People Ltd are a niche recruitment business specialising in management positions for Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics professionals. Please visit our website for further information and to view our other roles. This job was originally posted as