Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
South West England
52000.00 GBP Annual + 00
07 Nov 2018
21 Nov 2018
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client based in Swindon is recruiting for a Strategic Sourcing Analyst who will be reporting into the Aerospace Defence & Marine Procurement Manager.

This position will involve taking full ownership of key commodities and vendors, to provide strategic purchasing support to the operation and purchasing team.

Key Tasks Include:

• Take ownership of specific commodity areas and manage the vendor base within the chosen commodity, in line with business unit and centre led purchasing team goals.

• Support the Procurement team in the achievement and maintenance of KPI's.

• Identify and own all supporting and administrative functions within the team and drive continuous improvement programmes to eradicate any non-value-added work.

• Deliver year on year cost savings in line with corporate targets.

• Work with engineering teams to identify cost reduction opportunities.

• Identify true cost drivers to help deliver competitive supplier pricing.

• Identify supplier risks, and actively manage, ensuring necessary actions are taken to mitigate the risks.

• Monitor vendor Key Performance Indicators on a monthly basis, implementing corrective action plans where appropriate.

Experience required:

Proven history of:

• Actively managing a diverse vendor base.

• Driving vendor KPI improvement.

• Achieving year on year cost reductions.

• Successfully working as part of a cross functional global team.

• Experienced in working in a manufacturing environment.

• Commodity experience across a broad range of raw materials and engineering components.

Particular skill/aptitude required:

• Self-directed work habits within a Team environment with the ability to lead teams where required.

• Confident and effective negotiator.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills demonstrated by the ability to communicate across all levels of the organization and with suppliers.

• Strong influencing skills.

• Ability to manage both supplier and internal stakeholder relationships.

Qualifications & Specialist training required:

• CIPS qualification preferred.

• Good SAP knowledge beneficial.

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