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Sourcing / Supply Chain Specialist

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Recruiter: Experis IT
Listed on: 14th January
Location: Rugby
Salary/Rate: £20 - £30
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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Sourcing / Supply Chain Specialist6 MonthsBased in Rugby, UK with travel to Manchester and SheffieldUp to £30 per hourRole Summary/PurposeThe Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for developing and managing a supply chain and ensuring that components are delivered according to Quality, Cost and Time as per the project needs.Essential Responsibilities:Lead the development and execution of client supply chain & supplier agreementsSupport NPI (new product introduction) and develop a long-term supply chain for the businessNegotiate terms and conditions, manage claims and vendor recoveryOrder fulfilment tasks to ensure material on time delivery, PO placement and Invoice managementCo-ordinate supplier and product qualification together with Quality, Engineering and R&DReview supplier performance (schedule, CoQ, Manufacturing, Quality) to identify risks to the program and develop appropriate mitigation plansDrive supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management excellenceDevelop alternate sources and/or risk mitigation plans for single & sole source suppliersIdentify and deliver value-adding opportunities from the supply chainManage and improve supplier relationship and demonstrate the ability to communicate problems and present solutions with internal and external customers at senior levelsQualifications/Requirements:Bachelor's degree, engineering/business discipline or equivalent knowledge & experienceDemonstrable years of sourcing and procurement experience with in-depth experience in high-value and complex projects.Strong negotiation and contract management skills, with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skillsSelf-starter with drive, able to work under pressure and in a dynamic environmentMotivation, Teamwork is essential, trust, credibility and capability to communicate effectively at all levels internally and externally is essentialBack ground:The job is working on a high-profile contract that is currently late to schedule.Pressure to deliver in many work streams - person needs to be resilient and professional under pressure.The supply chain is stretched from the client to all sub tier suppliers.The delivery requirement is managing a small number of key suppliers and ensuring that they deliver to the timing schedule.Navigating through the respective quality / production gateways to first piece qualification.The role is project based, small volume, high value items.Desired Characteristics to be considered:Experience within the defence or power industry related products.Management of high value bespoke manufactured components, including assemblies.Main Suppliers are UK based, must be able to travel on a weekly basis.Project Management Skills, Schedule Management a must.Quality, Supplier Quality experience would be beneficial.Interpersonal skills, managing people and situations including contract issues.Proactive and pragmatic in their approach to managing the supplier (s)Able to adapt and work quickly to project situations.Be able to manage various workstreams at the same time.Development of measurement metrics to measure their small group of suppliers.Experience on SAP, Microsoft packages including MS Project. Please submit your CV in the first instance.