Job Description

Principal Procurement Professional

A Principal Procurement Professional is required to work on a six month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Cumbria.

Overview of the Procurement Professional contract role

As a Procurement Principal Officer, you will be supporting the Sub-Contract Managers and Procurement Managers in the management specific supplier packages; this will include but not be limited to managing requests for quotation, placement and amendment of contracts and managing supplier performance.

Management of specific supplier order books from demand through to delivery, ensuring the management of Suppliers achieve the required delivery, cost and quality performance targets to support the Production requirements

Key skills required for the Principal Procurement Professional

  • Relevant formal qualifications including any CIPS qualifications are desirable
  • Proficient user of MS Office Packages and other packages such as SAP (or similar ERP systems)
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and the ability to perform independently or as part of a team.
  • Proven experience from a Procurement or Supply Chain background including an awareness of sourcing, supplier performance management and being able to identify supply chain risks is desirable
  • Experience in working in a customer focussed environment
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills and the ability to perform independently or as part of a team.
  • An awareness of the requirements of effective negotiation.

The role is based in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria - commutable from Carnforth, Milnthorpe, Lancaster, Morecambe, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven and The Lake District

If you are a Procurement looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Engineering opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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