Procurement Officer - Bids & Proposals - Manufacturing/Engineering
Your role new as Procurement Officer - Bids & Proposals will report to the Head of Strategic Procurement as your immediate reporting line and will directly support Bids & Proposals teams to ensure all bids are secured with a world class supply chain solution in place. This solution will be aligned with European wide procurement strategies and in accordance with relevant export control procedures.
Some of the key duties include:
- Rapid turnaround of activities to identify appropriate bidders,
- Raise Requests for Proposals (RFP's)
- Chase responses
- Present bids internally
- Negotiate the bids
- Present the final selection to management for approval
- Working to tight timescales, typically less than a month to turnaround a complex proposal
Additional to your role and during quiet times for bidding activities your role will support the site in it's strategic procurement activities, example responsibilities;
Contracting with suppliers
Running benchmarking exercises
To be successful in this role the candidate will have extensive experience in supplier management that will ideally be gained from company who deliver major and complex projects e.g. automotive, aerospace or similar.
The candidate will demonstrate some previous experience with Bids & Proposals in their previous employment and will be familiar with RFP documentation.
Supporting Bids & Proposals, the successful candidate will demonstrate highly competent supplier negotiation skills that will deliver best value for money for the purpose of bids and proposals, whilst also delivering a robust and risk-minimised supply chain to deliver against project milestones.
The successful candidate will have strong abilities of collating and analysing significant data and presenting this to senior management.
The successful candidate will definitely have the soft skills needed to effectively and clearly engage with a wide range of stakeholder, supplier and internal customers groups.
What you will get in return:
In return for your services you should expect to with a progressive employer with a world class procurement function who offer legitimate opportunities to grow. The business offer a wide range of benefits to their employee's including a generous pension, gym memberships
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