Strategic Procurement Specialist

Location West Sussex
Discipline: Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Job ref: 005747
Published: 4 months ago

What you'll be doing

  • Support the Procurement manager on all sourcing and contracting activities and strategy execution. This will include some admin duties.
  • Participate in strategic and long-term forecast activity identifying and developing innovative sources and contracts.
  • Identify new suppliers as required and assist in timely and efficient onboarding of approved new vendors.
  • Report on category trend performance.
  • Support sales to develop financially sound bids and proposals.
  • Managing the vendor onboarding process and some of the vendor management requirements.
  • Maintain collaborative partnerships with vendors, ensuring effective procurement and query resolution, timely 2-way communications, feedback on performance, highlighting risk/opportunity mitigation/creation – in line with company policies.
  • Work with the Legal team to co-ordinate and compile/manage a vendor management contract tracker.
  • Support strategic global projects with procurement skills as required.
  • The procurement specialist will have Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with all stakeholders both internal and external at all levels.

What experience do you you need

  • Significant procurement experience

  • Experience in category management

  • Experience in managing contract databases

  • Strong written and numeracy skills

  • Operational experience of Microsoft tools: Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

  • Experience with negotiating contracts

What we can offer you

  • Private healthcare

  • Wellbeing allowance up to £300.00 a year

  • Monthly yoga sessions and quarterly massages

  • Annual programme of fun events

  • On site restaurant

  • Enhanced maternity & paternity leave