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Senior Procurement Officer

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 Williams Advanced Engineering exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Procurement Officer to join our growing Procurement Team. The role will drive a best practice approach to procurement across a developing team.

 

Job role: 

  • Responsible for the design, development and roll out of commodity strategies in support of prevailing programme and business objectives.
  • Responsible for the on-time delivery of conforming materials and parts, for new and existing product in conjunction with supplier quality assurance team
  • Preparation and issue of tenders
  • Carry out commercial negotiations, including design and development, tooling and piece price
  • Supplier selection and nomination in conjunction with supplier quality assurance team
  • Cost and budget leadership, providing clear and accurate data into the programme BOM & creating reports for senior management
  • Report procurement status at programme reviews and gateways to senior management
  • Lead the resolution of supplier quality concerns when non-conforming product is identified, ensuring proper root cause analysis is carried out and robust corrective action implemented
  • Conduct supplier assessment audits with supplier quality assurance team to identify potential new suppliers capable of supplying to WAE requirements
  • Creation and development of supplier performance data and working with supplier quality assurance team to ensure effective supplier development plans are in place and measures executed
  • Chair regular business and programme reviews with key suppliers ensuring strategic alignment is achieved
  • Create, develop, and continuously improve the business procurement processes and procedures within a multi programme environment
  • Take a leading role within the team to support the personal development of graduate/new starter staff

You’ll have:

  • Previous procurement experience in delivering complex multi-vendor strategy is essential
  • Ability to review and understand technical proposals, technical drawings and specifications
  • Awareness of SQA requirements & standards
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under own initiative and under pressure, in a controlled manner
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong data driven and visual reporting skills, ensuring quantified status and risk is communicated
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong analytical skills allied with an ability and commitment to meet deadlines
  • Build and develop interdepartmental relationships within WAE to provide overall business improvement
  • Microsoft Excel and office skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation
  • Supplier visits are part of the role, so a clean driving license is essential.

We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment

 

Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is 9th December 2022

Location:

We are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. 20 minutes’ drive South of Oxford, UK.

Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills.

WAE is an equal opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

26 Days Holiday

Increase with service

Options to buy/sell up to 1 week every December

2 x Car Schemes

Jaguar Land Rover and Tusker ULE

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Childcare Benefits

Childcare vouchers

TEDS Nursery Vouchers

Health and Fitness

Free onsite gym with classes

National gym membership discounts available

Private Medical Insurance
Pension

8% employer contributions rising to 10% after 3 years

Staff Events

Cycle to work scheme

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

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