Eu Purchase Specialist For Direct Commodities, Sunderland

Last update 2024-06-16
Expires 2024-07-16
ID #2072764249
Eu Purchase Specialist For Direct Commodities, Sunderland
United Kingdom, Tyne y Wear, Sunderland,
Modified March 15, 2024


Position : Purchase Specialist for Direct Commodities
Reports to : EU Procurement Director

Expectations :
We are looking for a passionate purchasing talent to join us in our mission to contribute to a more sustainable world. By joining us, you will be a key player in establishing and contributing to the European battery Ecosystem.
The work environment is fast-paced and very international. We are looking for individuals who can see the big picture but also dive into details and get things done. In this role, you will be working with different direct Modules & Packs, Recycle Material, and, Electrical & Electronic components.

The candidate can be based at one of these legal entities: France (Paris or Douai) or the UK (Sunderland).

Responsibilities :
Managing the direct commodities purchasings covering all European sites e.g. UK, France, Spain, Germany etc..
Gain market intelligence and become an expert in all the commodities we have, working with global purchase and design teams to develop an optimal Direct Strategy Plan for the EU.
Have technical understanding of supply roadmap identifying key commodities and suppliers within the EU region considering key supply risk factors (e.g. REACH, capacity, RVC, etc.).
Build and maintain strong connections with Global Purchasing to identify strategies and to develop suppliers both globally and locally.
Lead strategic tenders (RFI-RFQ), develop strong negotiations plans, identify supplier, and finalize contracting (Nomination – MPA).
Influence both internal functions, and external suppliers to drive Yo Y cost reductions, and act strategically to secure future cost optimization.
Support EU Direct Purchasing Manager on commercial contracting specifically focused on localisation with EU suppliers for new and existing sourcing projects.
Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible within end-end supply chain for current BOM and new BOM activities
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance, and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
Assess and evaluate suppliers to undertake performance reviews driving improvement activities.
Support project purchasing and supply chain teams across the EU to ensure AESC maximise supply logistics improvements and avoid production delays.

Requirements :
Degree University qualification is essential.
CIPS or MCIPS is preferred for this role.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Power BI, SAP
Travel will be required within the EU and sometimes Asia.
Full driving licence.
Language fluent in English is essential (C1 level).

Regarding the background experience, we would like to find people with:
Proven purchasing experience within a lithium-ion battery manufacturing environment is desirable.
Strong interpersonal skills with a vision for success, ability to take responsibility and develop strong/efficient negotiation plans.
Excellent communication skills (English) are essential to this role to build relationships with global functions (purchase, design, SQD) and suppliers in Asia.
Effective analytical skills to evaluate commodity market trends and report to the EU leadership
Ability to work to tight deadlines and have a good sense of priorities
Strong industrial awareness by investigating new supply markets to assess existing and new supplier capabilities to further strength cost reductions and supply rationalization.
Have an inquisitive and open attitude to exploring new ideas and willingness for continuous improvement.

What we offer:
Welcome to the global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-performance batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. Here you'll have the opportunity to tackle the world's most fascinating challenges alongside exceptionally talented individuals who are driven to make a difference.
At AESC, we offer a comprehensive compensation package, including a competitive salary and a rewarding AESC bonuses program. In addition. We strive to ensure that our employees are well taken care of, enabling them to focus on their work and contribute to our collective mission of changing the world.

We are committed to equal opportunities. Our recruiting process focuses on the experience and skills of each candidate. We encourage anyone to apply for the position regardless of factors such as race, gender, age, religion, opinion, or any other personal or social condition or circumstance.

Redefining the battery for a beautiful Energy World
We're waiting for you to accomplish this!

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Eu purchase specialist for direct commodities

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