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Senior Specialist - Strategic Sourcing

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Senior Specialist - Strategic Sourcing

Posted 19 April 2024
Salary £36 - £37 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Professional Services
Contact NameJessica Price

Job description

Position: Senior Specialist - Strategic Sourcing

Sector: Professional Services

Location: Gaydon

Position Type: 14 month rolling contract

Inside / Outside IR35: Inside IR35

Salary: Umbrella £37.11

About the company

I am currently recruiting on behalf of a Luxury Automotive OEM based in Gaydon who are seeking an Senior Specialist within Strategic Sourcing to join their team.

Job Description

As a Senior Specialist within Procurement, your main responsibilities are:

  • Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within specified categories
  • Responsible for sourcing in line with Strategy Category Plan (SCP) through the Global Sourcing Process to the point of Contract / Purchase Order for their sub categories
  • Lead continuous improvements in purchasing activities by supporting COE initiatives / activities for their respective sub categories
  • Responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on strategy and sourcing, including key focus on regional inputs and regional deployment for their sub categories
  • Responsible for global category strategy development and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets through sourcing within the Global markets for their sub categories
  • Support delivery team in supplier relationships through the Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management process for their subcategories.

Qualifications / Skills Required

  • Experience of indirect procurement of goods and services
  • MCIPS or working towards the qualification
  • Experience of negotiating terms and conditions
  • Commercial awareness and negotiation skills
  • Understand category management principles
  • Strategic thinking
  • Global business understanding and experience
  • Relationship management - internal and external
  • Category knowledge and demonstrated experience

Why work through Contechs?

Contechs is a strategic partner to the automotive industry, providing innovative design and engineering services to global OEMs, from concept to production. Founded in 1997, Contechs has since established itself as a leading automotive recruitment specialist, recruiting across all disciplines in the product development process.

Its dedicated Contractor Care Team plays a pivotal role in providing an effective and successful placement for external employees, supporting them throughout their contract, from pre-placement to contract renewal.

How to Apply

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