Supplier Specialist

Job Title: Supplier Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Isle of Wight, England
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-05-06
Reference: BH-82017
Contact Name: Fiona Currie
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 07, 2018 15:22

Job Description

Act as operational and Technical focal point between Aker Solutions and Critical Supplier(s), ensuring that the Aker Solutions category strategy is adhered to and supplier performance is reported to key stakeholders. Act as Aker Solutions eyes and ears at the suppliers’ site.  Manage on site Supplier Development initiatives ultimately driving efficiencies in cost and lead time whilst maintaining high levels of quality and an ongoing focus on OTD.  Proactively monitor all aspects of Purchase Order execution.

    • Consolidate and frequently update (minimum weekly) all Aker Solutions projects demand and priorities

    • Manage priorities with the supplier according to above and communicate with GCM in case of conflict of priorities

    • Daily follow-up on progress with the supplier for the priorities list

    • Identify improvement opportunities, efficiency and support the supplier to implement improvement on process flow. Define and follow-up with the supplier efficiency, productivity and production targets

    • Identify quality issues, establish and follow-up improvement plan. Use Aker Solutions experts and coordinate workshops for quality improvement with the supplier

    • Monitor and facilitate communication between Supplier and Aker Solutions on technical documentation and approvals. Escalate internally in Aker Solutions to relevant Buyer when execution at Supplier is delayed due to lack of documentation or approvals on Aker Solutions’ side

    • Perform daily follow-up on progress with the supplier versus delivery priorities, follow-up on reaction plan with the supplier, and report to relevant buyer

    • Monitor capacity (short term view) and update load plan for Supplier and report it to Global Category Manager

    • On an annual basis initiate and conclude a defined number of supplier improvement initiatives, yielding cost efficiencies in excess of 15%

Qualifications / Personal Attributes:

    • MCIPS preferred

    • Business or Engineering related Degree / Diploma

    • Genuine ability to foster and maintain buyer/seller relations through active relationship management practices

    • Self-going, working remotely from Aker and Supplier sites

    • 7-10 years in a manufacturing type environment

    • Demonstrable experience from managing improvement initiatives

    • Electronics experience is an advantage