Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Herne Bay
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for the transactional and strategic procurement activity primarily for the supply of goods and services for all site services, revenue and capital expenditure
Accountability for day to day purchasing activities ensuring that customer needs are delivered to agreed budgets, quality expectations, SLAs and on-timer
Implement and manage optimum inventory levels to ensure product availability whilst minimise obsolescence and drive cost reduction
Liaise with all departments not limited to, Production, Quality, Operations and Engineering to ensure that the agreed service levels for goods and services are met and reviewed and quality standards are adhered too in supply of goods and services
Ensure security of supply for all critical products and services
Achieve best value for money on all procurement goods, works and services and reduce the cost of procurement process and ensure continuous improvement
Implement strategic procurement projects that will provide the greatest opportunity to improve service level and generate procurement savings
Encourage a competitive and varied supply market and apply best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage
To manage supplier relationships in a strategic manner to ensure continuity of supply
Manage negotiations for preferred suppliers and implement against agreed SLA and contract terms to benefit the companys performance
Promote supplier relationship management
Develop key supplier performance measures
Provide appropriate procurement input to the NPD projects
Review and report monthly on performance from your supplier base and to issues SOFT reports detailing actions taken to obviate any failures
Support other buyers and [planners in short lead-time requirements

CIPS qualified or studier preferred but not essential
Proven experience in a purchasing role
Experience of contract management, contract law, strategic sourcing and negotiation
Good understanding of MRP
Commercial awareness

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