Purchasing Specialist

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Job Sector:
East Anglia
Salary Description:
£20 - £24/hour
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Our client, based in Peterborough with a globally recognised brand, has just made available an initial 6 month contract opportunity for a Purchasing Specialist to join their team.

The successful candidate will manage supply network procurement related activities for a facility to deliver procurement excellence and integration between Global Supply Network Division (GSND) and the team supporting Facility / Divisional Leaders. Deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock and additional required points. Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Specialist

* Accountable for operating and monitoring the Global Supply Network procurement functions, as designed, to meet the defined response time, cost, quality and lean targets enabling optimal and efficient facility operations, collaborating with business partners and suppliers, and resolving facility specific supplier issues.
* Act as liaison with corresponding Category & Product Purchasing and Logistics professionals.
* Reporting directly to the Supply Network Supervisor and/or Supply Network Facility Manager and will be accountable for implementing the network as designed related to specific strategies from both Category & Product Supply at the Facility level to create a competitive advantage.
* Through a strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Category and Logistics Strategies the incumbent will support and participate in projects/initiatives to fully satisfying facilities expectations.
* Assist in the management of local subcontractors with input from the Category buyer related to the overall strategy.
* Collaborate with supply chain in helping to understand & monitor inventory levels in order to help relate it back to the overall network in terms of short dating, past dues and supplier shipping & delivery performance.
* Purchase Order Management – Provide expertise in the launching & management of purchase orders for a facility to in the terms of parts related to pilots, production, and supplier tooling ensuring terms are correct.

Qualifications and Experience required for the Purchasing Specialist

* Previous purchasing experience required
* Up to 3 years of job related experience
* Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
* Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), or comparable international certification is preferred. Affiliation with Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), or comparable professional purchasing organization, preferred.
* Previous 6 Sigma Greenbelt/Black Belt experience preferred
* Knowledge of Quality, Lean manufacturing, an understanding of lean principles is preferred

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted

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Contact: Kris Clare

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