Job Description

£38.00 - £39/hour Limited Company Rate - Outside IR35

Procurement Officer

Position Title: Procurement Officer

Duration: 6 Month Contract

Location: Oxford

Our prestigious client in the automotive industry is looking for a Procurement Officer

Role Purpose:

* Management of the supply base to ensure effective supply of product and services delivered correct to specification, to schedule and at minimum cost to support a multi programme demand.

Operational Duties:

* Responsible for the on-time delivery of conforming materials and parts, for new and existing product in conjunction with supplier quality assurance team;

* Create and report against Product/Category/Commodity/Programme procurement strategy gaining consensus with internal and external stakeholders;

* Preparation and issue of RFQ's;

* Carry out commercial negotiations, including design and development, tooling and piece price;

* Supplier selection and nomination in conjunction with supplier quality assurance team;

* Drive the VA/VE and DFM process with suppliers and engineering to achieve quality, cost and delivery targets;

* Working with ERP system to raise purchase orders and ensure on time delivery;

* Cost and budget leadership, providing clear and accurate data into the programme BOM;

* Complete commercial checks of supplier payment terms, delivery terms and general terms and conditions to ensure that all are aligned with the business or its customer's requirements;

* Report procurement status at programme reviews and gateways to senior management;

* Lead the resolution of supplier quality concerns when non-conforming product is identified, ensuring proper root cause analysis is carried out and robust corrective action implemented;

* Responsible for coordination of NDA's with supplier and the business legal team;

* Responsible for resolving any invoice queries arising from PO's;

* Conduct supplier assessment audits with supplier quality assurance team to identify potential new suppliers capable of supplying to the Client requirements;

* Creation and development of supplier performance data and working with supplier quality assurance team to ensure effective supplier development plans are in place and measures executed;

* Develop improvement plans with suppliers who fail to meet business requirements;

* Conduct routine supplier audits and develop improvement plans with suppliers who fail to meet business requirements;

* Follow the Purchasing Procedures of the company and maintain the working environment to levels consistent with the business;

* Create, develop and continuously improve the business procurement processes and procedures within a multi programme environment;

* The post holder will undertake other duties as may be required to achieve the Company's objectives, commensurate with the grading of the post.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

* Experience in a similar role and CIPS qualification preferred.

* Ability to review and understand technical proposals, technical drawings and specifications;

* Excellent problem solving skills;

* Ability to work under own initiative and under pressure;

* Excellent communication skills both written and verbal;

* Excellent negotiation and influencing skills;

* Strong analytical skills allied with an ability and commitment to meet deadlines;

* The ability to establish strong relationships internally and externally;

* Supplier visits are part of the role so a clean driving license is essential;

* Microsoft Excel and office skills;

* Excellent attention to detail and organisation.

Excellent Opportunity with immediatestarts available