3 days ago

Procurement Specialist

Nuneaton 30K - 40K Permanent

Job Reference: 1029261

Posted on behalf of

BritishVolt

Britishvolt is Britain’s foremost investor in battery technologies. We are currently seeking a Procurement Specialist to provide operational and transactional support for all requirements for goods, services, equipment and materials - ensuring that the highest possible performance, quality and value is consistently sourced and delivered. Britishvolt are dedicated to supporting the future of electrified transportation and sustainable energy storage, producing world-leading lithium-ion battery technologies.

Procurement Specialist Duties:

  • Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.
  • The Procurement Specialist will provide all operational procurement support.
  • Ensure that the relevant training, communication and stakeholder management is delivered ongoing.
  • To collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure that goods/services are optimally sourced to the expected standards.
  • To engage with stakeholders and suppliers to reduce and/or mitigate supply chain risk or commercial exposure.
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and the Official Journal of the European Community (OJEU) guidance during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications

The Successful Procurement Specialist Will Have:

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, HNC, City & Guilds Licentiateship, BTEC Higher Professional Diploma, or equivalent NVQ Level 4 qualifications.
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) [preferred not essential]
  • Proven purchasing experience, preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Contract management and supplier experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management
  • Computer literate, to include advanced Excel skills
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