Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
South London
40000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual
11 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

The job will require the successful candidate to source specialist materials globally and be tasked with negotiating long term contracts whilst also cutting expenditure costs.

Client Details

A world–class supplier of precision–engineered components, structures and assemblies for aerospace and high performance applications.

They have experienced year on year growth and work closely with established aerospace companies such as Airbus and Boeing.


Key Responsibilities

  • Obtain best possible prices for all quotes

  • Set up a database of material and treatment prices

  • Decide on all sourcing of new work packages and where possible link to customer contracts

  • Carry out supplier visits and build excellent relationships

  • Introduce Purchasing contracts

Principle Tasks

  • Supporting the estimating department in getting best value quotes

  • Support the process in quoting customers by creating a dynamic database of prices/sources for the estimators to use

  • Tasked in obtaining cost downs on expenditure and negotiating Long Term Contracts


The successful candidate will be experienced within the Aerospace industry and have a strong purchasing background.


  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of Lean Principles

  • Computer literate especially in Windows and MRP systems

  • Minimum of 5 years purchasing and logistics experience

  • Negotiating Skills

  • Sound understanding of purchasing contractual agreements

  • Ability to travel on an 'as required' basis


  • Ability to work without detailed direction, and as part of team

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proactive and very energetic

  • Well organised and has excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Engineering Degree

  • MCIPS qualified

Job Offer

  • On offer to the Candidate:

  • GBP40,000 – GBP50,000 DOE

  • Excellent package

  • Uxbridge location

  • Opportunity to join a company that has had consitent growth for 10 years