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Purchasing Specialist

JOB TITLE - Purchasing Specialist
Location: Ruislip, UK
Type of employment: Permanent 


Purpose
The IPOs area of operation covers EMEA, with a parent company based in Asia.  It is therefore expected that the buyer will travel on a global basis as and when the job requires for periods of up to 1 month.

Key Responsibilities
• Sourcing of product and determination of single, dual or multiple source policy in consultation with end users division

• Vendor appraisal including financial review, PMR and risk assessment
• Contract negotiation including terms and conditions of the purchase contract utilising either a standard format or request for bespoke conditions This task will involve direct discussion to seek guidance from NEC legal department.
• Supplier relationship management including implementation of SLA, PMR, SMI, QBR, BRM, VE and VA.
• Liaison with banks and others for establishing L/C conditions and determining suitability of docs submitted by vendors for payment.
• Expediting order delivery and milestone management.
• Logistics support including liaison with shipping companies and freight forwarders and problem solving on logistic issues in conjunction with shipping coordinator
• Accounts receivable control to obtain payments from user division for purchases
• Reporting to end users on all aspects of the procurement process and internal process review for Improvement.
• Support of technical and commercial staff from user divisions based in Japan and the rest of the world during visits to vendors.
• The incumbent will be the procurement face of NEC Corporation & Europe
• Global lead commercial and process procurement
• Spend responsibility: in excess USD 10 million
• Negotiation with: Legal, Finance, EIS, Business Units, European and ROW Subsidiaries
 
 Requirements

To negotiate face to face with vendors all facets of the procurement process and advise user divisions of the possible consequences of decisions or actions.

The products purchased may vary greatly from small electronic components to large installation projects spread over 2 or 3 years involving many progress and contract review meetings.

Analysis of information received from vendors and other sources to determine if it is of use to the company.

Other requirements or features of the role
* Business trip in EMEA and Asia (HQ) may be required


Experience and Education requirements
  Essential: Desirable:
  1. Experience
(type of experience rather than length)
* work experience in Buyer/Procurement/Purchasing role
* Microsoft Office applications (especially excel and power point)
* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and interpersonal skill
*  Negotiation skills 
* SAP
* Logistics, SCM, VAT, T&C experience/knowledge
* Organising and facilitating meetings and presentations
  1. Education and/or  
   Professional
   Qualifications
 
* Language: Japanese – native level English – business level
(both reading, writing and speaking)
 


Please state your salary expectations when applying.
 
Locations
UK/West London
Job function
Logistics/Supply Chain/Purchasing/Warehouse

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