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Senior Procurement Officer

Senior Procurement Officer

  • Location:

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum + Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Procurement Officer to join our prestigious client.

The position:

We are currently seeking a Senior Procurement Officer who will represent our procurement team with the provision of robust and dependable senior procurement expertise to the business. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, you will provide a senior presence to junior members, supporting and motivating the team to achieve departmental and individual performance metrics. You will also enhance procurement awareness within various business departments to ensure that procurement is achieving value for money as well as promoting and implementing high professional standards across the team and wider business.

The role:

The role will include discussing, planning and organising the procurement teams work schedule with the Procurement Manager. You will ensure that all aspects of transactional procurement of goods and services are met in terms of optimised cost, delivered to the end user on time and to the required quality standard. As Senior Procurement Officer you will also lead and motivate team to achieve departmental measures of performance, support the Procurement Manager with continuous improvement and delivery of strategy and best practice as well as negotiating contracts with suppliers that are to the best advantage of the business. There will be a large amount of liaising with budget holders to ensure that stakeholder requirements are fully understood to facilitate more effective procurement activity and where appropriate advise budget holders of the likely outcomes of negotiations and possible alternative strategies that may achieve budgetary targets or other outcomes desired by the budget holder. This is a technical procurement role, so a strong understanding of technical drawings and manufacturing processes is a requirement.

Education and experience:

  • At least 3 years proven previous procurement experience working within a fast-changing engineering or manufacturing environment. F1 or automotive procurement experience is desirable.
  • Good problem solving and team working skills with ability to work under own initiative.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills are essential.
  • CIPS level 5 advanced diploma or MCIPS qualified desirable.
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