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  • Sandvik HR Services,
  • Manor Way,
  • Halesowen,
  • West Midlands,
  • B62 8QZ

Phone: 0800 6520011  

Strategic Procurement Specialist – Steel & Castings

Location: Ballygawley

Salary: Not Disclosed

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  • Added
    1 week ago
  • Closing Date
    11th Jun 2017

Job Summary

Job Location
Not Disclosed
Closing Date
11th June 2017
Employment Type
Permanent Full-Time
Accountancy & Finance   Engineering  
Job Role(s)
Purchasing/Procurement Officer
Minimum Experience
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Employer Type

About the job

Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology in Ballygawley is looking for:

Strategic Procurement Specialist – Steel & Castings


Sandvik is a high-tech, global engineering group offering advanced products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We have world - leading positions in selected areas - tools for metal cutting, equipment and tools for the mining and construction industries, stainless materials, special alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. The Group has about 47,000 employees and representation in approximately 130 countries, with sales of around £7.3 billion.

As the mining industry demands better productivity to ensure profitability, we’re providing the cutting-edge solutions needed to succeed. Our equipment and services help our customers in every corner of the world mine safer and more productively. Our offering covers rock drilling, cutting and crushing, loading and hauling and materials handling.

We are now looking for a Strategic Procurement – Steel and Castings to manage sourcing of suppliers to support local projects, support implementation of local category strategy across Mobiles, be responsible for achieving performance for category targets set by the Head of Procurement by leveraging total cost of ownership levers, enhancing overall effectiveness of the organisation and cooperating will all key stakeholders.

Job Summary + Role Profile

No 1 Priority - SAFETY

The headline objective for this role is to develop, implement and manage the key initiatives to support the strategic objectives of the steel category for Sandvik's Mobile Crusher and screener business based out its Ballygawley site. Whist the identification of saving opportunities is important, equal importance is placed on identifying and delivering value added projects within the steel category and the site.

You will need initiative to lead category supplier segmentation activities, develop expertise and knowledge of the regional supply market and commodity trends. You will then use this knowledge and expertise to identify and develop appropriate strategies designed to further the success of the Mobile Crusher and screener business.

You will support decision making by being a subject matter expert skilled in providing real time information and contributing to a multi - discipline team by having excellent communication skills, the ability to build effective working relationships and generally being a great person. We'll like that about you and so will your colleagues from engineering, manufacturing, service to name but a few. Exposure to sales and planning activities would be an advantage.

Ideally qualified in CIPS, or working your way towards such a qualification, you will be able to evaluate supplier performance using a range of tools and techniques, recommending and delivering company actions to mitigate potential supply challenges. You will be experienced in managing relationships with our suppliers to the benefit of all parties.

You will support the R&D and New Product Development team by providing your expertise and insight into this critical area of the business.

Your skill base will include excellence in negotiation and stakeholder engagement, proven in project management and contract management. As a Procurement professional you will be well versed in the end to end procurement life cycle and be experienced in RFQ processes & supplier selection and performance measurement. We demand the highest ethical behavior and proven track record in creating a sustainable supply base ensuring trade compliance and adherence to the Sandvik Code of Conduct.

As an individual you will be a professional, willing to get involved; a big thinker. An understanding of manufacturing, engineering, design and technical concepts is desirable but not essential.

How to apply? Interested by this challenge? Please click on the APPLY BUTTON and search for job reference 349190.



  • Sandvik HR Services,
  • Manor Way,
  • Halesowen,
  • West Midlands,
  • B62 8QZ

Phone: 0800 6520011  

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Strategic Procurement Specialist – Steel & Castings

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