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Indirect Buyer

North East England

  • Reference: 385559
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Excellent Salary + Benefits

  • Location: Sunderland

The Company:

Envision AESC is the world’s leading battery technology company and lithium-ion battery manufacturer. Headquartered in Japan, and with manufacturing facilities in the U.K, U.S and Japan, we are currently looking for dynamic, forward thinking individuals with innovative ideas to join us in our Sunderland plant to help deliver our current and future generation L-Ion Batteries into the rapidly expanding EV market place. 
Our lithium-ion batteries can be found in more than 430,000 electric vehicles worldwide and have a superior safety record of zero-critical issues. We will continue to build upon these successes and expand into new markets and industries, producing innovative and competitive products and technologies that advance the goal of a zero-carbon emission future. 

The Opportunity:

Reporting into Senior Management, managing all Indirect spend for the UK plant (including CAPEX, Service, Energy, Maintenance etc.) and mentoring Purchasing Officer 
Key responsibilities:

  • Analysing Indirect spend - developing and implementing category strategy
  • Market research, conducting full tenders and analysis, resourcing/retendering, contract negotiation and award
  • Supplier performance management and review meetings – implementing corrective actions and ensuring adherence to KPIs/SLAs
  • Representing Purchasing at key internal meetings with Engineering, Production and Maintenance
  • Building cross functional collaborative relationships internally and externally 
  • Scoping RFPs with key stakeholders 
  • Reviewing opportunities to implement global contracts with other Envision plants

The Person:

You will have/be:

  • Proven strategic procurement track record  (i.e. direct or indirect spend)
  • Previous negotiation experience essential
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and influencing skills – confident to challenge both internally and externally
  • Strong communication skills, adept at building relationships quickly
  • Resilient and adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced working environment
  • Proactive, assertive, confident decision maker with a hands-on, can do attitude – able to hit the ground running
  • Diligent, efficient, strong prioritisation skills – able to deliver to deadline
For further details of this excellent opportunity please get in contact with an updated CV.

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