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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Location: Crewkerne, Somerset, England
Type: Contract
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per Annum
Benefits: Varied, and great!
Job Ref: YO20129
Posted: 29/04/2022Apply Now

Job Description

Smart Recruitment are seeking a commercially focussed manufacturing professional to complete an important project for a high volume engineering manufacturer in Crewkerne. 

The role is available on a 6-12 month fixed term contract basis, or on a contractor basis. You will be responsible for leading the strategic sourcing activities for 5-6 key suppliers that the company utilises during their manufacturing processes. This will include formulating and executing a complete strategy for the suppliers, and working closely with internal, divisional and group stakeholders.

Day to day you will need to establish a supplier strategy for each of the suppliers, and a potential supplier list (family of parts) to challenge each supplier. You will validate and lead the work to approve new potential suppliers using the company’s established approval process, and make a resource/dual source/improvement plan for each supplier.

You’ll need to present the plan to key stakeholders, and then execute and implement the approved plan. You would also be expected to support with daily work in the sourcing department.

To be selected for this important role you will need to demonstrate proven success of strategic sourcing, have proven negotiation skills that focus on results, and ideally have experience of supplier evaluation using methods established in the automotive industry (or similar).

Hours of work are likely to be as per below, but there is some flexibility/negotiation on this (based on a 37 hour week):

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm with a 30-minute lunch break; Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm  

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