Your new company
An excellent job opportunity for an experienced procurement specialist to join an established company based in Maidstone.
Your new role
To be responsible for the procurement of all parts, material, labour and commodities. Implement group procurement strategy, policies and work instructions. Create and implement local KPI's to track purchasing needs and deliver increased value. Manage relationships with all suppliers in order to achieve greater efficiency / cost savings. Thorough review of current contracts / agreements to identify areas of savings. Work with plant engineers to define scope of services and specifications for goods and services and identify suitable suppliers. Preparation and management of invitation to tenders and request for quotations. Negotiation of terms and conditions. Order materials and services as per Group IMS procedures, seek approvals as necessary. Review quotations, make recommendations and negotiate terms and conditions with key suppliers. Manage the preparation, approval and issue purchase orders in accordance with Group company policy and negotiated terms and conditions. Track purchasing activity and measurements. Discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action. Liaise with onsite accounts and head office accounts payable department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary. Review purchase requisitions for site purchases. Reorder site spares in line with site stocking policy. Participate in Group wide Procurement activities and liaise with Group team as required. Maintain a pricing structure for frequently purchased stock items.
What you'll need to succeed
Ideally educated to "A" level standard Minimum 3 years experience in procurement Experience of purchasing of commodities, services and capital projects Proficient in use of MS Office Suite CIPS qualification desirable.
What you'll get in return
An excellent salary range of £35k - £40k DOE + benefits.
What you need to do now
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