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Procurement Lead

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Purchasing Pitstone Bucks , England , United Kingdom Permanent Full-time
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Job Description

The Procurement Lead is responsible for allocated suppliers for the assigned commodity
expediting orders placed by Safran Electrical & Power UK Ltd. They will also act as a point of
escalation for the Buyers, coaching and supporting them in achieving their KPI's and delivering
improvements.
In addition there will also be the need for a significant level of interaction with both internal and
external stakeholders as part of a cross functional Global Supply Chain team to support the
next phase of transformation.
• £10-£15m annual spend against MRP requirements
• c. 20 suppliers being directly managed
• Co-ordinate KPIs amongst the Buying team, driving improvement actions
• Support negotiations with the Commercial Team
• Coaching and indirect support for up to 3 buyers
• Responsible for allocated suppliers across the commodity
• Act as the focal point for all day to day material requirements across an agreed range of
suppliers;
• Work with suppliers and coordinate with other Buyers to ensure deliveries are on-time, in full
and aligned with the needs of the business;
• Act as a first point of escalation for analysis and resolution of changes to planned supply,
keeping line management updated and, where appropriate, present options for business sign
off
• Work closely with the Program Manager ensuring they are updated on the status of supply
for their programs and take identified actions on behalf of Purchasing
• Drive improvement actions via KPI review and maintenance
o Supplier Acknowledgements within the supplier portal
o Requisitions to Purchase Order conversion
o Purchase Orders late to requirements
o Action Messages (reschedule in or push product out)
• Understand and execute to the wider business strategy for their assigned
suppliers/commodities
• Closely manage invoice clearance to ensure that any issues are investigated and resolved to
ensure continual flow of the line
• Perform Request for Quotations on stranger parts as required
• Manage deliveries of Purchase orders to be just-in-time for inventory management
• Work with suppliers to resolve issues impacting performance, such as, Quality discrepancies,
Book in queries, Permits/Concessions or Invoice query resolution and corrective actions where
needed
• Manage returns to vendors via the NCT process
• Work with Purchasing/SRPM/SQA/Vendors to ensure/create robust and efficient Supply
chains
• Coordinate with the Commodity team for new vendor introduction

Complementary Description

Key performance measures:
• Requisition to PO conversion, weekly KPI
• Supplier Acknowledgements, weekly KPI
• PO's in arrears, weekly KPI
• Goods In clearance (GINA) weekly KPI
• Invoice clearance, weekly KPI
• Action messages (Pull-in or Push-out), weekly KPI
Key relationships:
Vendors
Operations & Programme Management
Commodity Management
Supplier Risk & Performance Manager (SRPM) & Supplier Quality |Assurance SQA
Decision making authority:
• Problem resolution from Buyers and where appropriate present options and make
recommendations for line management
• Raise purchase requisitions to MRP schedule
• Influence safety stock policy
• Make determinations on schedule pull in and push outs
• Communications to suppliers on status of shipment schedules
• SP2 alignment to SAP
• Communication to Programme Managers & departmental leadership team
• Supplier site visits will be required as part of this role up to 10%.

Job Requirements

CIPS level 4 and above is desirable
• Previous experience working within a manufacturing environment
• Previous experience in Supply Chain Management, specifically procurement ideally within a
controlled environment eg. AS9100
• Excellent negotiation and influencing skills internally and externally
• Ability to communicate and build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
• Natural leadership style to foster team working
• Demonstrates a flexible and adaptable attitude
• Must have excellent analytical, numerical, IT and planning skills
• Previous management of Supplier schedules and operational procurement desirable;
• Experience within a production control system in either a lean manufacturing environment or
Planning / Purchasing area would be advantageous;
• Energetic, results oriented driven individual
• Previous knowledge of SAP would be advantageous.
• Ability to work independently
• Previous experience in Supply Chain Management, specifically procurement;
• Excellent negotiation and influencing skills;
• Must have excellent analytical, numerical and planning skills;
• Previous management of Supplier schedules and operational procurement desirable;
• Experience within a production control system in either a lean manufacturing environment or
Planning / Purchasing area would be advantageous;
• Energetic, results oriented, driven individual and effective communicator at all levels
• Previous knowledge of SAP would be advantageous.
• Ability to work independently
• Understanding and executing to the wider business strategy for their assigned
suppliers/commodities
• Evidence of written English at interview stage. This will be through providing certification of a
formal English or technical qualification studied in the UK or overseas in English. If this cannot
be provided you will be required to complete and pass an online SHL English comprehension
test as part of the interview process.

Specificity of the job

As required

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and Innovation roadmap. Safran ranks first in Forbes's 2020 list of the World's Best Employers for its sector. Safran Electrical & Power is one of the world's leaders in aircraft electrical systems. The company is a key player in the equipment electrification and in the electric and hybrid propulsion sector. It has 15,000 employees across 13 different countries.

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