Procurement Specialist - CAPEX

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Title: Procurement Specialist

Location: Manchester

Salary: Competitive Salary

Job Overview

We are currently supporting a global food production company recruit a Procurement Specialist, who will be responsible for a £35million capital expenditure spend portfolio.

This position is responsible for the procurement of plant materials, services and CAPEX as well as sourcing activities for large spend projects for multiple locations in the UK, and 3 other European countries. The position holder will manage sourcing processes and procurement records, manage supplier events and relationships, and implement strategies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading the procurement process to select suppliers for procurement of non-contracted materials, goods and services that are outside of local spend
  • Deliver analysis of internal spend data, understand requirements and specifications from internal stakeholders and use this to research supplier options
  • Collate supplier bids and perform analysis of results and negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers for contracts (values usually over £100,000)
  • Work with internal colleagues in the event of supplier issues to understand these and proactively resolve them, in the event of more significant issues work with Strategic Sourcing to find a resolution
  • Maintain on-going tracking mechanisms for performance metrics to track the value captured
  • Working to establish contracts, pricing structures and vendor management in a unified way across the business
  • Develop a general understanding of plant operations and business requirements (e.g. product development plans, marketing projections for new products, planned product line expansions) in order to support with OPEX/ CAPEX purchasing
  • Conduct research and analysis on external events that may impact purchasing, for example geopolitical events, global trade conditions, import/ export law

Candidate overview:

  • University degree (or equivalent) preferably in a related subject or substantial relevant experience
  • CIPS qualified or working towards CIPS is preferred but not essential
  • Proven relevant procurement, buying and strategic sourcing experience including knowledge of professional purchasing policies and procedures relating to CAPEX spend
  • Proven negotiation skills with suppliers and able to develop collaborative relationships
  • Knowledge of an international manufacturing environment is preferred and the ability to work across different business units/ functions
  • Knowledge of Process Improvement Tools and Processes (i.e. Lean, Six Sigma) would be a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge and experience with an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system for example; SAP module - Ariba would be advantageous
  • Able to travel within the UK and Northern Europe

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on 01617-.071-.516