Are you a Procurement professional looking to gain experience in the Manufacturing industry? Are you available for a 2-3 month temporary placement?
Our client, one of Kent’s leading manufacturers, is looking for a temporary Procurement Assistant with experience. You will be responsible for managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing and procurement agreements with new and existing suppliers.
You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your own workload and the ability to build business relationships quickly and easily.
Duties of the role include:
Managing and selecting suitable suppliers
Managing supplier relationships
Negotiate with suppliers on pricing and procurement agreements
Purchase products to meet production requirements
Manage a cost improvement process to meet a gross margin plan
Monitor delivery schedules and productions requirements
Take action to avoid shortages and excess stock
Monitor stock levels and advise on shortage or overstock
Manage the placement of orders to suppliers
This role will be based in Rochester, Kent, and would suit someone with their own transport as it is not near a train station.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience in a relevant role
Excellent and demonstrable negotiating skills
Knowledge of procurement guidance and advice, standard document development and implementation, supply chain management, contract management, Contract law, EU procurement legislation, Supplier appraisal, or Supplier risk assessment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and a self-starter
Ability to influence at all levels
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
For more information, or to apply, send CVs to Ellie or call the office