Senior Sourcing Specialist

Agile Supply Chain Recruitment
Cardiff, Swansea & South Wales
02 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time
A global organisation which services the Clinical, Life Sciences, Industrial, Food and Environmental markets. With over 10,000 employees this client is a giant in their field and due to continued innovation they now need a Senior Sourcing Specialist with a focus on NPI to join their Purchasing function.
Summary of role:
The NPI Sourcing Specialist participates on new product development teams as the core team representative responsible for delivering all sourcing strategies required to achieve established project milestones, overall costs and coordination with extended team members in–order to meet the overall objectives of the business.
  • Responsible for the face of procurement on NPI projects and promoting key initiatives such as Early Supplier Involvement, Total Cost Optimization, Risk Mitigation and implementing Global Commodity Strategies into NPI projects
  • Liaises with Commodity Management and Operations as needed to develop Suppliers competency levels to ensure performance to NPI requirements are met
  • Works with Global Commodities on new technology and/or supplier requirement in support of project gaps
  • In alignment with Global Commodities drives prototype to production strategy, coordinates and leads supplier selection process, supplier evaluations and quality ratings as needed as inputs to the supplier selection matrix
  • Manages sourcing time–lines and components cost requirements to ensure projects are delivered on time and within cost expectations
  • Ensures full supply chain continuity via supplier capacity management and risk mitigation strategies
  • Builds effective relationships both internal and external, and interfaces with management as required
  • Manages inventory scale up requirements for new product launch requirements through the Development process
  • Responsible for all sourcing deliverables associated with NPI Sourcing projects
About You:
  • Degree educated and or MCIPS status
  • Proven track record in Procurement, Sourcing and Supply Chain
  • Strong Project Management skill set
  • Proven track record in NPI Development
  • Proficient knowledge of Metals, Plastics and Electronic Components