Procurement Officer - Bids & Proposals - Manufacturing/Engineering

Posted 19 July 2017 by Reed Procurement & Supply Chain Featured
Your new company are a Global engineering business with manufacturing facilities in over 40 countries worldwide.  We are looking to appoint an experienced Procurement Officer to support Bids & Proposals teams.  Your new company are a highly innovative and high precision / specification manufacturing and engineering business who deliver some major projects to a range of industry sectors.

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;

Cost reduction
Supplier consolidation
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

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Application questions

Do you have Procurement experience supporting Bids & Proposal teams?
Do you have this experience in manufacturing / engineering?

Reference: 32374182

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