Procurement Assistant

Skelmersdale, UK
11 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title:
Procurement Assistant


Projects & Planning
Reporting to:
Production Scheduling Manager


CMT Member:
Projects Group Director

Legal Entity:


Position Summary:
As a Procurement Assistant, your primary responsibility is to ensure the timely, cost effective and quality driven procurement of specific categories of goods and services enabling customer orders to be delivered complete, on time, and to an agreed specification.
You are responsible for:
§ Managing the portfolio of suppliers within your nominated categories to deliver the strategic vision of the business in terms of innovation, cost, quality & customer focus.

§ Identifying risk in the supply chain and developing and implementing strategies to mitigate the risk.

§ Ensuring adherence to all company policies and prevailing business regulations.

§ Supporting the bidding process with lead-time, technical and costing inquiries.

§ Providing procurement expertise and support to Research and Development activities.
Your main duties include:
§ Provide timely costing and lead time information for goods and services to internal stakeholders within the group

§ Ensure that our Terms and Conditions of Purchase are used in all contracts for supply.

§ Specifically maintain or improve our Terms of Payment in line with ongoing business requirements.

§ Support the generation of Contracts of Supply and Pricing Agreements where applicable.

§ Maintain all relevant cost and lead time information required for all major business processes within our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform.

§ In collaboration with the Strategic Procurement Manager, source and evaluate new suppliers as required and as part of our continuous improvement philosophy.

§ Provide the Production Scheduling Manager with supplier performance reports on an as required basis

§ Support company meetings requiring procurement input imparting knowledge and best practice to the process.

§ Support supplier meetings.

§ Carrying out any other reasonable duties that may be requested from time to time.
You are expected to have the knowledge, skills and abilities to:
§ Communicate effectively with key internal and external stakeholders.

§ Be a champion for procurement and related processes with the organisation.

§ Develop and guide suppliers within a specific category of spend towards providing added value processes, products and services.

§ Understand the requirements of the key stakeholders in the business and ensure that any procurement solution satisfies the requirements.

You are likely to be educated to:
§ Preferred - Degree level in a business, engineering or an equivalent discipline.

§ Have or working towards the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Qualifications.

And have proven and successful experience of:

§ Direct experience within a procurement environment ideally in an engineering / chemical manufacturing environment.

§ Proficiency with MS Office applications.

§ Team based problem solving.
Your working environment will be:
§ Office-based

§ May involve national and international travel for short durations.

§ Occasional out-of-hours working to accommodate time zone variations.
To apply to this role please email
Adecco aim to respond to all applicants, however due to the large number of applications we recieve this may not always be possible. Should you not recieve a response within five working days please accept this as notice that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Adecco is an equal opportunities employer.

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