The role The Strategic Purchaser E&A/Combat develops, improves, and ensures professional relationships with (strategic) subcontractors and suppliers. Initiates market research and monitors and reports cost trends for key commodities. Leads a category team in purchasing materials and products and outsourcing activities.
Develop professional relationships in the marketplace to understand industry changes that may impact the company’s business.
Monitor and report on cost trends for key commodities.
Ensure all supplier contracts are complete, properly executed, and have considered all cost variables.
Research, qualify and evaluate on a project basis (Int.) national suppliers & sub-contractors.
Initiate market research and enhance supplier development to build up, maintain and ensure a suitable (strategic) supply base.
Drive improvement processes with (strategic) subcontractors and/or suppliers based upon supplier qualification and/or evaluation.
Ensure supply contingency plans are in place in case key suppliers are unable to perform as required.