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Strategic Buyer ref : 58007902
45,000 Dorset
15/02/2018 13:32:47

Procurement Specialist/ Strategic Buyer
Poole, Dorset (commutable from Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Weymouth, Southampton, Hampshire, Salisbury, Wiltshire)
Salary up to £45,000pa (dependant on experience)
Ambridge Harris are excited to support their Poole based client to recruit a Procurement Specialist to join their Buying Department on a permanent basis.
The main purpose of the Procurement Specialist is to support our clients overseas manufacturing activities. The role involves cost management, the enhancement of overseas factory performance and the development of core relationships to continuously improve total supply.
This would be a fantastic role for someone with a proven track record in strategic negotiation with the Far East.
Key Responsibilities will include
* Lead complex procurement negotiations on cost, quality and delivery of product
* Identify, tender and award product ranges to lead the growth of business within the core supply base
* Establish and maintain an in-depth knowledge of product categories and product specific regulatory requirements
* Proactively investigate raw material trends and external factors which may influence costs or supply and develop strategies for optimum efficiency and cost enhancement
* Assist in the management of factory performance and proactively develop new strategies for enhancement
* Identify requirements and source new factories to provide maximum range opportunity
* Ensure compliance to social and ethical trading requirements

The ideal candidate will need;
* Proven procurement and supply chain background within manufacturing
* Experience of manufacturing logistical costs such as Warehousing and Shipping
* Excellent negotiation skills
* Highly numerate, IT literal and analytical
* Good awareness and understanding of the total lifecycles of product
* Ability to problem solve and make key strategic decisions
* Strong communication skills

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds

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