Procurement Team Leader
Location: Rochester, Kent
Are you a proactive procurement professional that is looking to join a company that offers continuous study support and career development?
Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will create and drive the overall procurement and sub-contract strategy for various product lines. In this role you will be responsible for the management of a team of 3 to 5 and will work on global procurement strategy.
Your main responsibilities as a Procurement Team Leader will involve:
To ensure the programs achieve their Design to Unit Production Cost targets through design enhancements in the supply chain.
To report to the Business Area leadership team on progress of the supply chain and the procurement team in achieving the program(s) objectives.
To liaise at a senior level with suppliers, sub-contractors and partners and influence relationships to achieve or exceed business goals.
To work closely with engineering and the business area leads to ensure the future technology requirements of the supply chain are understood and drive sourcing strategies to identify supplier capability to meet those needs ahead of program requirements.
To work in the US and the UK, to ensure procurement strategies are aligned and that the leverage of the corporation is utilised in driving down cost and influencing suppliers and sub-contractors
To work with their team members on Personal Development Plans that ensure the potential of the employees is fully realised through coaching, training and development.
Your skills and qualifications:
HNC/HND in Business Studies or equivalent
Qualified MCIPS/Degree level qualification or study towards MCIPS - study support provided
Experience within a Procurement or similar Commercial function.
Good understanding of global and competitive influences on the industry
Excellent understanding of procurement and operations management best practise techniques, including lean techniques, supply chain management techniques (pull, max min, discrete), global influences etc.
Good knowledge of global sub-contractor capabilities, competitive market space and PESTLE influences
Ability to assess and analyse price and commercial proposal data to make good source selection recommendations.
Ability to analyse and negotiate proposals including technical specs, statement of works and agreement terms.
Benefits: All employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. In addition a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts are also on offer. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.