Interim Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist

Location: North West - Liverpool with some travel

Type: Interim

Job Ref: SW1201

Closing Date: Closed

Job Description

Ref                                SW1201

Role                              Interim Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist

Location                       Liverpool with some travel

Duration                       TBC 

Rate                              To be discussed on application

Role details

To create and implement a purchasing strategy to ensure optimal supplier performance and price leading to a targeted savings

Develop and implement a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings.

Key Tasks

•             Lead negotiations with suppliers to negate price increases

•             Develop strategies to offset external negative impacts (eg: Brexit)

•             Develop strategy to direct source from suppliers outside of the UK

•             Create, lead and implement a purchasing (procurement, supply chain and distribution) strategy to ensure optimal supplier 

performance and price leading to a targeted savings

•             Implement supply chain reviews and change to leverage incremental value from a supply chain.

•             Evaluate current supplier rebate agreements; drive change to ensure incremental values are achieved.

•             Establish core KPI's and monitor performance to these metrics

•             Lead the search for efficiencies and service optimisation within the supply chain and internal distribution processes

•             Identify and research potential new suppliers.

•             Increase procurement awareness throughout the organisation

•             Provide advice and guidance relating to procurement regulations to the wider organisation.

•             Embed a new supplier relationship management approach to build on brand reputation and position us as a ‘customer of choice’ with our strategic suppliers

•             Work alongside suppliers and operational areas of the business to explore and investigate opportunities where costs can be reduced, quality improved and processes simplified.

•             Negotiate and influence suppliers to improve services whilst maintaining quality

•             Undertaking any other work as directed by your Line Manager.

Experience and Skills required

•             CIPS qualification is essential.

•             Ability to identify cost down opportunities

•             Strong influencing skills

•             Proven negotiator who can think strategically and creatively

•             Experience of delivering significant cost savings.

•             Proven Procurement & Sourcing experience.

•             An analytical mind that can identify and implement cost saving procedures within the procurement process

•             Experience of working within a high-volume environment.

•             Flexibility to travel to meet suppliers as required.

•             Full Clean Driving License

This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Senior Buyer, Purchasing Controller, Commodity Manager, Sourcing Manager, Category Manager, Supplier Manager.

If you believe this is an assignment for you and are available please send a full CV quoting reference SW1201 to





Rate to be discussed on application