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Posted 5th January £ 30,000 - £ 35,000 County Tyrone # HN898261


Sourcing Specialist


£30-35k plus Westfield Healthcare

Full-time permanent role

Hours or work: Mon-Thurs 8 to 5 and Fri 8 to 2


Our client is a medium sized, established engineering firm in Tyrone who have Investors in People Silver Status; and have seen a lot of investment and improvement this past 5 years. With a currently expanding order book, they are looking to make improvements within their supply chain, set up preferred supplier agreements and generally strengthen and invest in developing stronger procurement systems and processes. The successful candidate will be the driving force of this and they will also report directly to the Financial Controller.

The Sourcing Specialist role:

  • Purchase raw materials and parts to meet production scheduling needs
  • Purchase consumables and non-production parts, supplies and equipment
  • Liaise closely with production manager and team leads to ensure the production line is utilised to its full potential
  • Proactively seek to limit the occurrence of shortages impacting on manufacturing operations
  • Liaise with suppliers on forecasts and bill of material changes
  • Actively work to expedite open orders from suppliers
  • Arrange inbound freight from suppliers
  • Attend and act as a supply chain representative at daily production meetings and weekly KPI meetings
  • Produce and analyse purchasing reports as required
  • Obtain best pricing for purchased parts to achieve cost savings whilst maintaining full quality priorities
  • Identify cost savings
  • Build strong working relationships with supplier network
  • Evaluate and monitor existing supplier accounts to ensure best practice is being achieved in relation to cost, quality and delivery terms and make improvements where necessary
  • Create and roll out supplier agreements with the protection of the company's supply chain and financial targets as key objectives
  • Identify and evaluate potential new supply sources
  • Prepare supplier risk mitigation plans
  • Oversee the integration of new suppliers into existing company purchasing procedures
  • Collect and analyse all technical data (drawings & specifications), historical usage quantity, forecasts and benchmarks
  • Obtain supplier quotes and arrange sampling as required in a timely manner
  • Identify and take responsibility for projects that will improve the supply chain department
  • Lead negotiations with supplier network and finalise new supplier contracts to ensure quality and confidentiality.
  • Carry out periodic supplier audits to ensure standards are being maintained
  • Manage inventory levels & lead times

What you'll need to succeed as Sourcing Specialist:

  • Minimum of 4 years purchasing/supply chain experience in a fast paced engineering / manufacturing environment
  • Strong negotiation skills and proven ability to set up supplier agreements
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects to successful completion
  • Experience co-ordinating and dealing with the importing of raw materials from outside NI
  • Meticulous, analytical and highly organised with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Previous MRP experience
  • Full driving license and access to own transport

If this role is of interest contact Hugh Nugent to discuss this in absolute confidence or send an updated CV via the link on the page.

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