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Indirect Sourcing Specialist

  • Salary: Up to £160 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 26/01/2018
  • Job reference: J375895A


The Indirect Sourcing Specialist is responsible for defined commodity. In this role you will use your experience and expertise to develop a commodity strategy for a specific commodity and/or sub-commodities while driving commercial advantage through achievement in cost and quality. Solve problems, develop and execute the strategy, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities

  • Ensure lowest possible cost for goods/services, balanced against optimum quality and schedule needs while executing against set strategies.
  • Develop and execute long term, commodity strategies for a moderate group of strategic suppliers, with varying complexity and/or annual volume
  • Lead sourcing execution for assigned commodity(s) or suppliers, including full accountability for buy and meeting deflation targets.
  • Interface with and assist Global Commodities team and Global Ops Sourcing to support global commodity strategy implementation
  • Assist in identifying and driving new sources of supply and qualifying new suppliers in conjunction with Global Commodities team
  • Drive consolidation of the supply base for assigned commodities and negotiate agreements with the suppliers
  • Drive improvements in sourcing processes including escalations due to delivery/quality issues, invoicing/payables issues and database management through digitization and simplification
  • Evaluate current and anticipated requirements, determine potential sources. Partner with key business stakeholders to ensure sourced goods and services meet the needs of the business
  • Solicit and evaluate proposals employing appropriate negotiation, cost and price analysis techniques
  • Perform market analysis and monitor supplier progress. Monitor supplier quality and delivery performance and develop improvement strategies to ensure business needs are met.

Desired Skills

  • Demonstrated sourcing and/or purchasing experience or transferable skills including negotiation, identifying opportunities, selecting suppliers and implementing contracts to achieve timely execution
  • Strong PC and Microsoft Excel skills
  • Six Sigma, Green Belt or Black Belt certification is preferred
  • SSP5/Oracle Purchasing system experience is preferred

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