Supply Chain Specialist - Barnwood, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom,

Supply Chain Specialist

Location:Gloucester

Length: 3 months+ (possibility of extensions)
Working Week: 37 Hours
Rate: £120-£140 p/d

Principal Accountabilities

To undertake procurement activity in accordance with the Company's Acquire Goods and Services Process;
Administering the upstream and downstream commercial aspects of a contract to the delegated level of authority (this includes supplier appraisal, tender preparation, tender assessment, negotiation, contract placement, variation and claim management and performance monitoring);
Maintain appropriate level of external supplier contact to undertake responsibilities effectively and liaise with Supply Chain Management on matters of importance;
Regular & pro-active liaison and support to internal customers;
Assisting the Senior Supply Chain Specialist in developing and delivering commercial support that will underpin the company's goals and objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience
-Working knowledge of the Supply Chain and contracting processes;
-Demonstrable experience of working within a commercial function;
-Awareness of best practice advances in supply chain;
-Ability to promote effective teamwork;
-Evidence of influencing change and delivering improvements;
-Good communication, influencing, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
-Working towards CIPS would be advantageous