Sourcing Procurement Specialist

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    Salisbury, Wiltshire

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    £40000 - £45000 per annum

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    Leigh Sproston

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    10 months ago

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Sourcing Procurement Specialist

Boscombe Down

Perm Consultancy

£40,000 - £45,000

We are hiring a Sourcing Procurement Specialist on a perm consultancy basis to be based on client site at Boscombe Down.

The role is accountable for providing a best in class procurement service to all our clients employees for the delivery of procurement projects across the full range of spend.

The Sourcing Specialist will be responsible for executing the cost effective and timely delivery of procurement sourcing projects. The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for driving the sourcing process, identification of Risk and Opportunities, and for working collaboratively with key stakeholders within the business to execute the procurement strategy for the full range of procurement projects. The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for the Procurement supplier reporting requirements of the function.

Sourcing exercises will be initiated both by internal stakeholders to work on cost centre funded projects, or subcontracts in support of customer funded work. There will be equal focus on driving out unnecessary expenditure in order to reduce corporate overhead and the timely delivery of contractual solutions within the Project timescales.

Key Accountabilities

Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to influence behaviours and ensure appropriate involvement of Procurement in all sourcing activities.

Maintain awareness of the restrictions, controls and accreditation's that are placed upon suppliers working in a Defence environment, ensuring at all times that both sourcing strategies and the incumbent supplier base do not jeopardise or threaten internal compliance.

Collaborate with the Bids and Programme management Team to identify opportunities to utilise extant supplier relationships and frameworks that leverage Group scale.

Ensure compliance with process, governance and controls as agreed in the Procurement Code of Practice and Sourcing methodology.

Collaboratively develop plans with key stakeholders to ensure alignment of targets, improve supplier performance, and implement continuous improvement plans across spend.

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

Adaptive and change focused; able to adapt pace of delivery to meet business requirements.

Natural and articulate around management. Good listening skills and able to focus on issues critical to senior leaders. Can deliver communication concisely and steer conversation towards decisions needed.

Please forward CVs in the first instance to Leigh Sproston -