Procurement Specialist











Professional Services



Rolling Contract

Adele Middlehurst

01268 582900

Position Title: Procurement Specialist

Duration: Contract

Location: Bourville

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Summary of responsibilities:
• The role of the Procurement Specialist Directs is to act as a point of contact for the internal customer for Procurement related questions, support local purchasing requests in collaboration with the Spend Area management organization and CMaaS, and manage efficient contracts implementation and acceptance on site, related to one or several sites.
• Works with business, end users, or Master Shoppers in given countries acting as valued and trusted Business Partner.
• Works with Spend Area teams to enable strategy execution through implementing contracts locally, and by providing the linkage to local stakeholders for local specifics or requirements.
• Has strategy development accountability for local sourcing initiatives and works closely with our suppliers to monitor and manage their performance in line with our contracts (OTIF & QN reports). Provides support to and coaches Master Shoppers, as needed.
• Act as a change agent to drive adoption of new processes.
• Identify Processes Improvement opportunities to increase their effectiveness and efficiency.
• Lead/coordinate deployment of Process Improvement programs within activities in scope.
• Ensures European Operating Company (EOC) and other regulatory compliance for all processes in scope (MEU relevant)

Three Key Skills
• Contract Negotiation
• Stakeholder Management
• Problem Solving

Primary Skills Required:
• German Language

Additional Skills Preferred:
• Ability to leverage procurement applications and master data management in procurement work.

Experience Required:
• Experience to build internal relationship and engage with stakeholders.

Additional Experience Preferred:
• Organization of own work and the ability to gain the cooperation of colleagues in other departments in order to meet priorities and deadlines

Primary Accountabilities / Responsibilities

Stakeholder Management:
• Represent Procurement function as valuable partner at a site.
• Link with stakeholders proactively to understand business needs.
• Provide linkage between SAT, Category & local business and vice versa on respective priorities
• AP > Provide guidance to local stakeholders & suppliers on correct escalation protocol of IBS
• Comply to the global procurement related procedures & policies
• Act as key escalation point for local business where suppliers are not performing to our requirements
• Act as Claim Process Leader

Coordinate local contract implementation tasks with Spend Area Managers and users:
• Coordinate and participate in the execution of the contract implementation plan e.g. local companion agreements
• Promote the use of global or regional contracts.
• Lead the phase out of the old contracts and procedures.
• Support SA in Cost Model, QR, MPL and NPD price requests

Lead & Support Sourcing Initiatives In Line With Spend Area Agreement:
• Upon request by the Procurement centre or Spend Area Manager during the sourcing process provide input on local spend situation and Spend Area practices.
• Conduct local sourcing initiatives for MRO/FM
• Proactively identify opportunities for local sourcing
• Gather local internal customers’ requirements.
• Provide insights on local supplier market
• Negotiate (for Indirect only) local conditions (local companion agreement) for regionally / globally driven contracts
• Identify with stakeholders any local legal requirements that necessitate an adaptation of the contract.
• Support local supplier qualification assessment.
• Support the development of the contract implementation plan

Support/ Interact with CMaaS:
• Verify purchase request quality if contacted by (CMaaS), support to align with end users or Master Shoppers on missing specifications, and provide info or contact the CMaaS to assign Spot Buyers to work on purchase request execution.

Values & Integrity
• Know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position.
• Raise questions and concerns when faced with an ethical or compliance issue.
• Apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.
• 100%

Knowledge: including education, qualifications and training
• Proven track in relevant study in business economic environment (master degree is a plus)
• More than 2-3 years of Procurement practitioner experience, broad background across different business functions (preferably the Clients’)

Skills/Leadership Competencies
• Ability to support customers through effective communication and behaviour.
• Ability to effectively apply processes & policies and motivate Clients’ users to be compliant.
• Outstanding Interpersonal and Communication skills
• Proactive and resourceful in solving problems; actions and results oriented
• Self-motivated and able to work remotely with minimum supervision
• Ability to work effectively and under pressure to meet deadlines in a complex international environment
• Strong Customer Service orientation/Senior stakeholders management
• Analytical & Influencing skills
• Ability to deliver results through effective collaboration and team work.

• Ability to leverage procurement applications and master data management in procurement work.
• Experience to build internal long term relationship and engage with stakeholders.
• Organization of own work and the ability to gain the cooperation of colleagues in other departments in order to meet priorities and deadlines

• Fluent spoken / written English
• Other European language as per area/country support


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