Procurement Officer

Recruiter
Square Peg Associates Ltd
Location
Altham West
Posted
19 Jun 2018
Closes
27 Jul 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Square Peg Associates is currently recruiting for a commercially driven Procurement professional to work with a successful manufacturing firm based in Accrington. The business is experiencing significant success in their market and on the back of this growth; require a Procurement Officer to help expand their operation.

Description

The role will oversee the following responsibilities:

  • Working alongside the busy external sales force to swiftly deliver procurement services
  • Involves sourcing of bespoke or non repeat products, managing contracts and supplier relationships
  • Gaining business sign off for all procurement initiatives and project implementation
  • Undertaking due diligence so that 'preferred’ suppliers satisfy selection criteria/benchmarks
  • Vast liaison across both internal and external suppliers
  • Analysis of spend and delivery on savings
  • Overview, review and improvement of procurement systems and operations
  • The ability to multi task in a fast paced environment with a flexible approach to changing work priorities at short notice
  • A highly self-motivated person, with the ability to working alone as well as being a strong team player

Person/Skills

  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience of Procurement, Purchasing, Buying
  • The ability to quickly understand detailed supply requirements
  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working within a procurement function
  • Effective influencing and persuasions skills in order to build fruitful working relationships
  • A keen eye for detail, effective time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Solid IT skills, use of MS Office and advanced knowledge of Excel would be advantageous

Salary: Competitive + excellent company benefits

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