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Procurement Specialist

I am actively assisting my leading FTSE 100 based Aviation Business who are seeking a Procurement Specialist.

The primary purpose of the Procurement Specialist role is to deliver an effective procurement service to the business whilst still ensuring that goods and services are procured in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Key Responsibilities - Procurement Specialist:

  • Support the Head of Procurement Operations in implementing the Procurement Operating model for the business.

  • Support the implementation of a vendor consolidation programme working with the Category team and business to ensure this aligns with the overall business strategy.

  • Produce and manage sourcing activities (RFx) for key areas of spend within defined area of responsibility.

  • Identify opportunities to implement framework agreements with mid-tier suppliers.

  • Lead/support on related negotiations with suppliers to ensure savings are achieved, and value for money and efficiencies are secured for the business.

  • Suggest areas where the implementation of procurement technology/transaction reduction strategies (for example P-card, electronic invoicing, catalogues) would improve processes and deliver efficiencies.

  • Devise, collect and analyse spend and market data in support of procurement strategies

  • Manage supplier contracts in line with policies and procedures to drive both value and compliance for the Company.

  • Creating and issuing clean purchase orders in line with the service levels agreed with the business

  • Ensure close working relationship with key areas of the business such as requsitioners, Accounts payable, Finance operations etc.

Essential Knowledge and Skills Procurement Specialist:

  • Knowledge of integrated computer based procurement systems (SAP/ERP/MS office)

  • Management of end to end RFP/ERP systems and processes, contract award and supplier management methodologies

  • The Procurement Specialist must have strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills

  • Familiar with standard/simple contractual frameworks

Desirable Knowledge and Skills - Procurement Specialist

  • Educated to degree level

  • CIPS or working towards

  • Experience working in a complex global or multisite FTSE100/FTSE250

  • Prior experience implementing business process excellence or Six Sigma methodology into an operational environment.

Salary - £60,000 + 15% Bonus

Location - London