Procurement Officer

Acorn Recruitment And Training
Bestwood Village
13 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Officer - Broughton.

6 month contract - Full Time - Competitive.

Acorn Recruitment is working on behalf of a well-established international company whose focus is on the design and manufacture of advanced aircraft systems including wings.

We are currently seeking a Procurement Officer at the Nottingham facility on a 6 month contract.


The Supply Officer, as the process operator of "Supply External Products and Services" process, will be accountable to:

- Monitor the delivery of the right product / service, at the right time, in the right quantity, to the client, in accordance with customer needs. Delivered through:

- Appropriate logistic and ordering solutions.
- The optimization of ordering parameters.
- Presenting supplier face in daily operations, assuring a single voice to suppliers.
- Continuous improvement activities through lean principles and driven by risk management and anticipation of issues.
- Applies (or respects) the Logistic Conditions signed with the supplier.
- Monitors and improves 1st tier Supplier relationship.
- Manages his / her supplier portfolio.
- Contributes to the modification implementation process, including agreement to appropriate target Aircraft.
- Secure deliveries for New Product Introduction.
- Support quality in the resolution of administrative quality issues.
- Strive for flow standardisation and non-quality eradication.

Main activities:

New Product Introduction

- Participate to the New Product Introduction due to a product modification or a new program introduction or Transfer of Work (ToW).

- Forecast / call up / order and VMI (Vender Management Inventory) Management.

- Entry and maintenance of Logistic Conditions ordering data in the Clients Information System.

- Drive the ordering master data and parameters excellence under his / her responsibility and ensure their availability for those who are not under his / her responsibility (Accounting / Purchasing / Engineering etc.) in Information System tools and based on the negotiated contract.

- Define and maintain supply related contractual data, contained in Logistics Conditions (e.g. max-min levels for VMI parts, delivery lead time etc.) in the frame of standard policies and contractual requirements.

- Analyse MRP and Supply External Product exception messages.

- Manage forecasts sent to the suppliers (long, medium and short term forecast in the Hub, VMI forecasts).

- Manage purchase orders, including collaboration process in purchase orders on the requirement dates and quantities.

- Manage D1 collaboration process and performance level (for VMI), initiate proactive actions.

- Manage extended enterprise where supply product activities are subcontracted (performance and delivery follow up).

- Manage reordering tasks after rejection, scraps / damages and collaborate in the secondary flow.

- Follow-up and troubleshooting for deliveries, goods receipt, technical / administrative quality notice and payments.

- Manage stock at vendor for free issue product.

- Customer protection.

- Participate in reviews following overall process and in accordance with client specifications.

- Ensure the product qualification pre-requisites are in line before to launch the ordering.

- As part of the non-conforming item management process, ensure the involvement of the supplier to solve the issue.

- Initiate the escalation process in the case of unresolved issues or recurring and persistent risks to his team leader following overall process standards.

- Manage and process the missing parts and late deliveries: early warning to the customer and hierarchy, risk management, follow up deliveries and instigate mitigation actions.

- Plan and monitor supplier actions directly on the aircraft (i.e. out-located works) if applicable.

- Follow up outstanding work (procured products).

- Incoming goods follow-up for shortages.

-Stock optimisation.

- Monitor inventory levels and stock turns based on defined targets and ABC / XYZ analysis.

- Define the logistic solution and ordering solutions.

- Optimise ordering parameters (safety stock / safety time, batch size, reorder point) in line with influencing factors (delivery performance D1, quality performance R1, economic order quantity, demand fluctuation).

- Monitor non-movers / slow movers / dead stock.

- Key player on scrap / sell / transfer stock.

- Continuous improvement.

- Work with procurement, planning, distribute, supplier and client for optimisation rules.

- Perform supply chain monitoring through process performance measures and KPIs (ordering measures, missing parts, D1, Stock KPI's, VMI level of service).

- Perform root cause analysis (such as PPS / Q6) and monitor supplier problem solving activities.

- Provide information that contributes to procurement strategy as requested, e.g. give feedback on supplier performance in daily operation.

- Participate to supplier performance reviews / provide performance feedback to suppliers.


- Procurement plan (forecast).

- On time Purchase Order placement.

- Achieve collaboration with suppliers according to targets.

- Delivery of the right part, at the right time, at the right quantity, at the right place (customer satisfaction).

- Guarantee that on time delivery targets are achieved based on agreed dates with suppliers.

- Guarantee that deliveries are achieved based on the required quality level with suppliers.

*The jobholder contributes to an improvement of:
oDelivery rate performances (D1, LoS) above given targets.
oMissing parts KPI´s.
oQuality performance (for quality issues leading to late deliveries).
oStructural improvements plan.
*Respect inventory levels and stock coverage objectives.
*Problem solving associated documentation.

Procurement, Purchasing, Aerospace, Supply Chain, Inventory, Planning.

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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