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Purchasing Specialist - 3 days per week to office

  • Posted May 1, 2024
  • £27 - £30 per hour + via umbrella
  • Oxford - Thrice per week to Office
  • Contract

Sanderson Group is working in partnership with a major Client in the UK. We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Specialist. This role must be via an Umbrella and will be Oxford – Thrice per week to Office.

Title: Purchasing Specialist

Location: Oxford – Thrice per week to Office

Duration: End of Year Contract

IR35: Inside


  • As the Purchasing Specialist your primary responsibility will be to support the Purchasing Manager in performing all purchasing tasks. This will include planning, optimisation, negotiation, supplier liaison and steering, as dictated by business requirements.
  • A key part of the role will be supplier nomination, you will support and propose recommendations for local and Group suppliers to ensure that nominated suppliers are of the highest standard and comply with all Client Group process, procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • You will hold responsibility for the complete tender processes within your assigned commodity. This will include identifying and analysing business requirements, preparing tenders and issuing them.
  • Accountability for the overall portfolio of suppliers within your area of activity, including improvement measures, supplier circles, supplier failure recovery / actions and managing any political or economic consequences. In this you will ensure that suppliers are managed and coordinated to the operational and economic benefit of the company.
  • You will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the purchasing systems including directing all purchasing related queries from the business to the relevant department as well as managing contracts, purchasing records and databases.
  • By managing the purchasing process from supplier to end-user, you will set up and maintain Frame Contract Agreements in all systems, review purchase requests and check compliance with Group Guidelines before converting requests to purchase orders.
  • Your remit will include supporting contract management for external goods and services for the operational and economic benefit of the business. This includes order proposal, support and preparation of contracts for parts, facilities, services as determined by business requirements.

Qualifications And Experience:

  • Previous experience within the purchasing related environment required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of procurement techniques.
  • Numerically sound and able to interrogate systems to produce meaningful data.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of purchasing systems including SAP and SRM is essential.
  • Familiarity with the key elements of Purchase Orders, Contracts and Tenders together with their associated processes.
  • Understanding of contracts and associated risks desired
  • Considerable experience needed.
  • Experience with KOPA (beneficial)
  • Experience with SAP & SRM (essential)
  • Experience with CIPS beneficial.
  • Automotive procumbent ideally
  • Manufacturing procurement ideally
  • Contract experience.

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via Call/Email.

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