Procurement Operations Specialist

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £14.55 - £16.30 per hour

  • Contact:

    Chris Ward

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Procurement operations specialist

Purpose of Role

Accountable for management of supplier delivery performance. This role requires leadership skills to deliver against supplier and business performance objectives focused on produced parts delivery.

Key accountabilities

  • Accountable for ensuring 100% on time in full delivery from suppliers;

  • Accountable for the supplier relationship and daily interface
  • Accountable for ensuring a weekly multi-function team (MTY) review is taking place with key suppliers;
  • Lead and chair the monthly supplier MTF reviews;
  • Daily communication with internal and external customers;
  • Accountable for the accuracy of supplier and produced parts data within Sap to ensure that demand signals minimise shortages and eliminates unwanted inventory;
  • Accountable for the daily maintenance of supplier promise dates to ensure that the most up-to-date and accurate information is held within the supplier schedules;
  • Contribute towards and support the procurement operations manger to deliver the sales, inventory and operations performance forecast monthly and support the delivery of the forecast;
  • Accountable for on-going supplier performance improvement;
  • Accountable for adherence to standard procurement processes and daily regimen;
  • Management of the suppliers forward load to ensure that they have adequate capacity and capability to deliver against commitment
  • Ownership of the supplier scorecard process to ensure supplier performance is communicated to all levels of the supplier and is regularly and is regularly reviewed as part of the MFT reviews
  • Ensure prompt supplier payment by clearing any invoice queries
  • Ensure adherence to the health and safety policies and procedure

Skills/ Knowledge/ Experience

  • Degree qualified in business administration desirable;
  • 2+ years' in purchasing;
  • MCIPS qualification desirable;
  • SAP proficiency
  • IT literacy especially Excel

Professional and Process Skills

  • Supplier management
  • Relationship management
  • Negotiation
  • Analysing data
  • Data management
  • Commercial acumen

Key Competencies

  • Influencing and persuading
  • Decision making
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Responsibility
  • Communication
  • Managing Risk