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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

  • Location:

    Blackburn, United Kingdom

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  • Contact:

    Gemma Cartney

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Are you a strategic sourcing specialist with a proven history of exposure to the aerospace market and a track record of delivering results with a value for money approach?
Do you have strong contract negotiation experience?
Interested in working within a supply chain environment whilst finding the most suitable solutions?

If so, this is the ideal career move for you.

The responsibilities of a Strategic Sourcing Specialist are as follows:

  • Take ownership for the strategic direction of the organisations supply chain.

  • Manage the strategic sourcing activity from supplier selection, tendering process, price and contract negotiation through to contract award.

  • Select the supply chain to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective service to the organisation.

  • Establish the commercial framework in which the suppliers will operate, ensuring cost competitiveness, cost avoidance and value improvement are achieved.

  • Take responsibility for and resolve any commercial issues arising within the supply chain.

  • Own the strategic and operational management of Indirect components. 

  • Develop and implement supplier and commodity strategies which drive sustainable improvements in overall supply chain performance.

  • Develop innovative solutions to rationalise the supplier base identifying preferred sources of supply and introducing new sources of supply where applicable.

  • Lead cross functional workshops to develop the strategy and sourcing plans to meet annualised and in year savings targets.

  • Lead Business Review meetings with Suppliers engaging the appropriate internal resource.

  • Engage with internal stakeholders (Value Stream Managers) to understand customer requirements

  • Maintain close relationships with internal functions including but not limited to Engineering, Finance, Planning and Continuous Improvements.

  • Provide support to the Business Development team in fronting any potential new opportunities where Supply Chain engagement is required.

To fulfil these responsibilities of Strategic Sourcing Specialist you must require the following skills / experience:

  • Currently hold or working towards CIPS Membership and/or significant industry experience.

  • Strategic Supply Chain experience within a manufacturing environment.

  • Proven track record of delivering results.

  • Contract negotiation experience is essential

  • Exposure to the Aerospace market / Awareness of Aerospace regulations

The successful Strategic Sourcing Specialist will be offered the opportunity to join an organisation that is heavily focused on personal and career development. You will become part of an integral team of people driving a positive and efficient aerospace culture. Accordingly, if you are a strategic sourcing specialist and is looking for a new challenge, please send us a copy of your CV.