In this exciting new position, you will be responsible for setting up supply chain management, defining company-wide processes, and establishing and developing supplier relationships. This role would suit someone with international experience working with multiple sites in a research and development company.
- Develop effective purchasing strategies, this role will be commercially focused looking to improve efficiencies across the Company whilst managing costs.
- Develop, manage and optimise the purchasing supply chain within the company. This includes identifying, managing and mitigating supply chain risks.
- Identify new suppliers where required, supplier due diligence checks, agreeing commercial terms and building business relationships to benefit both parties.
- Manage contract negotiations, demonstrating extensive skills in this area, with special attention to confidentiality.
- Manage and consolidate the activities within the procurement function.
- Work closely with all departments across the company to meet their purchasing needs, including project managers and departmental managers to ensure budgetary control and cost reduction.
- Develop a close working relationship with colleagues in Oxford PV’s German subsidiary, create a bridge between the Oxford R&D site and the German production site. This will also include providing them with support in busy periods.
- Optimal stock control and management.
- Analyse data and provide reports to demonstrate savings improvements and benefits of changes.
- Ensure the company remains compliant with all customs and duties requirements.
- Establish a positive procurement attitude within the Company.
Qualifications and experience
- Significant purchasing/operational experience in a R&D technology company.
- A strong understanding and demonstrable experience of purchasing chemicals and hazardous materials.
- University degree or a relevant CIPS qualification.
- Good knowledge of a manufacturing-based ERP system.
- Project management and the ability to complete tasks against tight deadlines.
- Self-motivated and results driven.
- Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
- Understanding of third-party logistics.
Salary & working times
Standard company hours are 08:30 -17:00, Monday - Friday (flexibility on these hours is available). Please note that flexibility may be required on occasion in order to meet deadlines.
Salary commensurate with experience.
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