Job Description

Contingent Category Procurement Lead

Based in Preston a Contingent Category Procurement Lead is required on a 6 month contract basis to work for a Defence client.

Overview

  • Ensure requirements are delivered in a timescale agreed with stakeholders.
  • Conduct ongoing and regular liaison with internal stakeholders to ensure alignment in the delivery of service .
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure experience, lessons learnt, synergy opportunities etc. are captured.
  • Ensure clear lines of communication with external suppliers.
  • Seek out opportunities for continuous improvement and demonstrate very good business acumen when negotiating with external suppliers.
  • Use data analytics to assess supplier data in order to structure and improve supplier performance and where applicable value for money.
  • Actively contribute to service level improvement initiatives and proactively support the improvement in service provision
  • Manage contracts throughout their life, in conjunction with the business, to successfully deliver goods and services.
  • Proactively manage suppliers and develop a strong performance culture.
  • Proactively manage instances of under-performance - internal and external to the Company.
  • Engage with senior management when appropriate in order to report, obtain authorisation, highlight and escalate issues.

Essential Skills

  • Preferably possess a minimum of 5 years' experience of working in a Procurement environment
  • Ideally worked in the defence/engineering industry.
  • Preferably used Coupa and Workspace or a similar software/system.
  • MCIPS qualification and/or educated to degree or equivalent standard.
  • Possess a high standard of Procurement competence in key areas of Sourcing process knowledge, Contracting Skills, Financial Awareness, and Supplier Management.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to liaise with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Very good leadership skills.

If you would like to be considered for this role please don't hesitate to click apply or call Daniel McShane for more information.

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