Blatchford is a world leading rehabilitation provider with clinical expertise in prosthetics, orthotics, special seating and wheelchairs. We design and manufacture the multi award-winning Endolite range of lower limb prostheses and provide clinical services to the NHS, military and patients internationally. With 128 years of innovation and expertise behind us, we produce the world’s most advanced microprocessor artificial limbs.
We now have an exciting new opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to take responsibility for defining, executing and controlling the short, medium- and long-term purchasing strategy; by utilizing Purchasing best practice techniques to achieve corporate cost, quality, delivery and development initiative targets.
Responsibilities of the Procurement Specialist:
Based from our factory in Sheffield, the Procurement expert will be passionate and enthusiastic about delivering a strategic procurement approach, ensuring relevant contracts are in place and the buyer has the capacity and appropriate high-quality vendor base to be able to execute the strategy.
Requirements of the Procurement Specialist:
They will be a confident communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships at all levels. They will have strong negotiation and influencing skills and be professional in their approach with customers. Ability to prioritise and work on your own initiative is essential, as the role is varied and can be fast paced.
Relevant purchasing experience in a manufacturing or service environment is essential. The successful candidate will be highly computer literate and have experience of interpreting and analysing data sets so will also have strong numeracy skills. CIPS accreditation and/ or a degree level qualification in a relevant subject are desirable. Experience of working in a Continuous Improvement driven environment is also advantageous.
If you feel like you meet the above criteria for the Procurement Specialist, then please apply now!
Please apply by sending your CV to the Recruitment Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Laura Mann, HR Advisor on the same email for more information