Plant Sourcing Lead

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £20.00 - £25.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karen Brown

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    52 weeks

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My Client, who manufacture at 9 different sites covering a huge range of products that include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products and drug delivery systems, are looking for an experienced Plant Sourcing Lead who will be the primary point of contact both internally to the plant and externally to all stakeholders. They will collaborate within the plant with Manufacturing, R&D, Quality and Supply Chain functions to align the operating plans of the plants to all sourcing activities.

Job Responsibilities Logistics Sub Category Lead
§Providing support and supplier management for assigned category.
§To implement category strategies within the Logistics category of spend and search for solutions within existing/ new partners to improve service flexibility, service disruption risks & value
§Manages the category for the North Europe region as assigned and detailed by the Category Lead.
§Perform complex contract negotiations for the assigned category

Knowledge & Skills
You will be able to demonstrate a strong strategic sourcing experience managing direct material spend within a regulated environment and show achievements in delivering best total value across all areas of sourcing. Have the ability to influence and collaborate with others to get the desired results, excellent negotiating skills and a track record in change management. Possess creative and decisive problem-solving skills and the adaptability to meet rapid changing priorities. Ideally you will have a natural ability to sustain continuity of supply and be strong but fair and open when dealing with suppliers.
Have strong knowledge of logistics commodity.

Preferably you will be degree qualified or hold a professional purchasing certification.
Lean and six sigma training would be advantageous.