Procurement Specialist [Fabrics] £45k - Leeds - URGENT!

Posted a week ago by Strive Supply Chain

Leeds, West Yorkshire

Strive Supply Chain are a leading management recruitment consultancy, specialising in Supply Chain, Production, Planning, Logistics, Transport & Warehouse Operations.

Procurement / Sourcing Manager –

Clothing / Apparel / Fabric


c£45k + Bens


Strive have been retained to be work exclusively with a rapidly growing international manufacturer who supply a host of specialised clothing related products to a multitude of organisations globally.

Role summary: This role is essentially based around supplier sourcing, delivery, cost & performance. Experience within the fashion / apparel / or fabric sector is an essential requirement.

Analyse sourcing chains that support business strategies & appraise suppliers’ capability and capacity

Develop and implement the integrated commodity strategy & establish a Sourcing Database

Map the Global Sourcing status and develop a long term strategy

Plan for adapting changing market conditions, new business opportunities, or cost reduction strategies for sustainable sourcing

Evaluate and improve sourcing and bidding approaches & analyse total cost of ownership

Negotiate short and long-term contracts and developing strategic relationships with suppliers

Responsible for any commercial aspect of the sourcing contracts from sourcing to negotiation to execution, including claims for non-quality and charges for late deliveries.

Implement alternative sources to minimize inventory levels, risks, stock replacement times and costs.

Cooperate with the suppliers closely to identify opportunities in short and long term

Establish the supplier’s performance monitoring system to analyse their performance KPIs; develop the structure to enhance their performance or initiate necessary actions to mitigate sourcing risks including dual sourcing activities if required

Robust and effective application of supply chain policies and processes, including pricing, item data record maintenance, material accounting

Candidate skills & experience.

Knowledge of data management and analysis skills to diagnose, improve and drive supplier performance and compliance.

Experience of inventory & supplier management

Good time management, with the ability to work under pressure, maintain accuracy and keep to deadlines

The ability to solve problems and make decisions, as well as to think strategically and laterally excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to work collaboratively

Business management and analytical skills

The ability to lead and motivate a team

IT literacy, skills in Excel and the ability to handle electronic data and understanding of risk management in the context of the supply chain.

This is a great time to be joining our client – we look forward to your application.

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