Up to £45000.00 per annum
18 days ago
Monday - Friday, Days - Half day Friday!
Are you ready to take the next step in your procurement career? We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join our dynamic team in Cardiff. At Yolk, we're proud to support our client in this recruitment campaign, helping them find the perfect candidate for this vital role.
As a Strategic Sourcing Specialist, you'll be responsible for managing a portfolio of suppliers, ensuring quality, service, and cost targets are met. You'll also have the opportunity to source new and innovative suppliers from around the globe. If you're passionate about procurement and want to make a real impact, apply now!
This is what you'll be doing:
- Manage a portfolio of suppliers, ensuring effective relationships and performance.
- Develop a comprehensive sourcing strategy for key components and materials.
- Identify and implement cost-saving projects, taking a lead role in driving project success.
- Monitor and analyze key commodity markets, identifying opportunities and risks for the business.
- Collaborate with global procurement partners to enhance the competitive advantage of the wider Panasonic supply chain.
- Create business continuity plans, including risk mitigation strategies and financial health assessments of key partners.
- Facilitate the procurement process for new product development initiatives.
- Guide Engineering and other teams through the sourcing strategy and supplier selection process.
- Oversee contract management activities.
- Implement agile inventory management practices.
The experience you'll bring to the team:
- Extensive purchasing experience within a fast-paced environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel.
- Degree in Business Management or Supply Chain/Procurement.
- MCIPS certification is desirable, but not essential.
- Experience working with Asian suppliers.
- Detailed knowledge of the Oracle system.
- Ability to think strategically and make independent decisions.
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization.
- Confident negotiator, capable of handling complex procurement activities.
- Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects.
- Previous experience in a Manufacturing industry.
- Awareness of Lean principles.
If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this Procurement Specialist role apply now
*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.