Procurement Operations Strategic Buyer in Birmingham at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

• Supplier negotiation using a number of different negotiation techniques including individual supplier meetings, e-auctions and supplier summits between others.
• Management and benchmark existing suppliers, working with the Site Engineers / Maintenance Engineers to identify possible alternative products / sources of supply, arrange Site trials in conjunction with Engineers.
• Ensure contracts, NDAs are in place for all suppliers and in conjunction with the Procurement Manager and SPAs negotiate renewals prior to expiry date to ensure continuity of supply.
Ensure all Agreements have Legal approval and done accordingly to the SOP and to maintain MSIS and the contract database update.
• Work on cost savings initiatives and manage the savings database to record all savings achieved
• Health & Safety is an important part of the work that is carried out on Site and all Contractors are required to have a Pre Qualification Questionnaire, liaise with the EHS and PQQ team to ensure the compliance of this process.
• Complete the monthly self-assessment ASAT tool in conjunction with the Procurement Manager in a timely manner and in accordance with requirements
• Attend daily Engineering meetings and other meetings with suppliers and SPAs.
• Assist the different teams to solve finance and requisitions queries.
• Support the Procurement Manager in different tasks ie reporting, preparation of events like Kaizen and supplier summits etc.
• Responsible to implement and follow procedures 
• General administrative duties as associated with the running of a procurement office
• Travel might be required


• A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a procurement role or related business negotiation experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communicator
• Excellent customer service
• CIPS part or fully qualified preferred but not a prerequisite
• Hold a Business administration/Economics/Supply Chain or other business-related degree
• Advanced in Microsoft excel skills
• Being multitask, know how to prioritize tasks and be able to work and think under pressure is essential
• Analytical skills required
• Proven decision-making and project management skills required
• Pro-active attitude
• Being a team player is essential