Strategic Purchasing Officer

Strategic Purchasing Officer

Job Title: Strategic Purchasing Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugeley, Staffordshire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 894966_1531139665
Contact Name: Natasha Rowley
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 09, 2018 13:34

Job Description

Your experience in Procurement within an Engineering environment will be highly valuable to my client, a global provider of power conversion, power control and high integrity sensor solutions to the defence, transport and energy industries.

You will be responsible for determining the procurement strategy for specific commodity group areas. This role will require close liaison with suppliers in order to plan the delivery of projects on time.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

*Prepare RFQ's, tenders, negotiations and draft contracts with suppliers
*Identify/realise savings and improve the performance of the supply base
*Prepare requisitions and place purchase orders
*Liaise with suppliers and planning to ensure that materials are purchased in accordance with the agreed company policy and guidelines
*Work with the engineering department in compiling procurement specifications for specialised equipment
*Identify appropriate sources of supply to meet contracts needs
*Purchase competitively all materials/parts and ensure they are available at the required time and quality
*Ensure contract conditions are applied back to back to our suppliers where appropriate
*Coordinate the provision of material cost estimates as part of the bid team utilising strategic supply agreements to maximise the hit rate and contract profitability
*Ensure suitable contract conditions are negotiated with potential suppliers in order to ensure the company is protected
*Manager the competitive procurement of major spends (generally over £10k) materials/parts as identified as requirements during contract
*Review and re-cost material estimates during the design phase
*Ensure the contract conditions are satisfied by suppliers as negotiated

To be suitable for this role your skills and qualifications will include:

*Hold CIPS or equivalent
*Business or technical qualification at HNC level
*Experience in procuring mechanical components
*Experience in major sub contract procurements in the engineering sector
*Experience in contract manufacturing with a design and make to order company
*Strong negotiation skills
*Experience in contract drafting


*Strategic Purchasing Officer
*Salary negotiable

Keywords: Buyer, Purchasing Officer, Procurement, Mechanical, Negotiation, CIPS, Contracts, Supplier

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This role is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.