Strategic Buyer
SARGENT Manufacturing Company
Willenhall, United Kingdom
6h ago

An opportunity exists for a Strategic Buyer-Logistics and Transport within the Purchasing team at Willenhall, UK reporting to the UK Group Purchasing Manager.

The primary objectives of this position are :

To coordinate the indirect spend specifically for logistics and transport with all departmental budget owners and stakeholders to ensure control of spend is within budget, to maximise value and service.

Contribute to and support the UK Group Procurement team to achieve ASSA ABLOY Group KPIs.

Key responsibilities and duties are to :

  • To manage the complete portfolio of Logistics and Transport spend within the Indirect Procurement budget.
  • Liaise with and support EMEA Category Manager for Logistics and Transport to leverage spend and cost efficiencies across the group.
  • To effectively manage the third party transportation providers ensuring all KPI's are met, costs are controlled and anticipated savings are delivered.
  • Negotiate supply and service level agreements with our 3PL and other logistics providers.
  • Implement initiatives to reduce transportation costs (measured as % of Sales) - whilst maximizing service to the internal organisation (warehouses and factories) and customers.
  • To own the logistics process within the business, ensuring processes become deeply embedded and followed by all business units.
  • Driving competitive advantage through close collaboration with Business unit colleagues to achieve the company's profitability objectives.
  • To continuously drive improvements in transportation (OFR & costs).
  • To continuously improve logistics process efficiencies by implementing lean principles and methodology and implementing automation (tools, systems and processes) where appropriate.
  • To drive improvements across the whole supply chain including logistics and transportation management.
  • To support the operational integration of any future acquisitions.
  • To work closely together with the Regional & EMEA stakeholders, such as the appointed regional Logistical leaders.
  • To enhance the reputation of ASSA ABLOY with all suppliers and outside organisations.
  • To undertake administrative duties to support the Strategic Procurement team including assisting with systems based activities and projects.
  • To ensure the day to day compliance of company procedures within the Procurement function.
  • The ideal candidate will :

  • Be educated to degree level in Supply Chain / Logistics specialism.
  • Have CILT qualification desired but not essential.
  • Have minimum 5 years experience in operations, logistics and transportation, supply chain based roles.
  • Ideally have some purchasing exposure and project management experience.
  • We are looking for candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds

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