Procurement Specialist - Direct

Procurement Specialist - Direct

Ref: 144| Posted: 16th Mar 2023

Terumo Aortic are currently looking to recruit a Procurement Specialist to join our team on a permanent basis. During a period of high growth for the business, this is an exciting role for someone that offers career development and working with a great team.

The main responsibilities of the role are;

  • To ensure that the company receives best value for money from its suppliers
  • That purchase orders are maintained in line with MRP suggestions
  • Materials are provided on time, to cost and at the specified quality
  • To ensure obsolescence and wastage are prevented on a regular basis by continuously monitoring and amending demand levels in line with exception reports
  • Maintain awareness of the relevance and importance of activities performed and how they contribute to the achievement of quality objectives
  • Responsible for the timely input of all new suppliers onto both SAP and MFGPro systems.  Ensuring that the suppliers are appraised through relevant quality approval & evaluation system prior to inclusion on the company’s approved vendors list ( AVL ).
  • Prepare and send out RFQs (Request for Quotation) to supply base
  • Using benchmarking techniques, identify & introduce competition into the company supply base, evaluate responses from suppliers and select most competitive suppliers for order placement.
  • Ensure supplier adherence to SLA conditions & terms and conditions of purchase.
  • Work with existing suppliers to develop continuous improvement programs to improve quality, reduce purchase cost and rationalise supply base.
  • Run MRP exception reports on a regular basis. Ensure that appropriate actions are taken to prevent shortages whilst also eliminating overstocking situations, by following & interrogating MRP exception data.
  • Calculate and distribute demand forecasts to supply base in line with master schedule requirements on a monthly basis.
  • Highlight any shortages & potential shortages as and when they occur via company shortage report mechanism and also via regular attendance at relevant meetings.
  • Develop and improve communication and relationship with the company’s supply base to ensure service level expectations are achieved. Assist goods inwards personnel with any purchase order receipts queries.
  • Assist finance with any invoice queries.
  • Expedite delivery of critical components, in line with purchase order & schedule requirements.
  • Assist in the compilation of supplier performance reports by measuring actual v supplier acknowledged delivery via various systems.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement & development of the procurement function by constantly challenging processes and through idea generation on a regular basis.
  • Conduct regular face to face meetings with suppliers on and off site. Although this requirement can be infrequent, visiting the supplier at their premises, mainly UK/Europe (although not restricted to this) is required to ensure the supplier is sustainable, increase our company's profile, improve communication and service level options.
  • Hybrid working will be offered after successful probation and will be a minimum of 2 days on site each week however, flexibility will be required due to business requirements


Qualifications & Experience;

  • Be educated to HNC or HND standard, ideally with a CIPS level 3 or above qualification.
  • Significant experience of a large fully integrated MRP/ERP system.
  • Effective and articulate communicator.
  • ISO auditor preferred (9001 or 13485)