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Principal Strategic Sourcing Agent - New Product Development

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Posted 08/10/2021

Up to £45,000

Job Description

Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £45,000
Job Elements

  • Responsible for the face of procurement on NPI projects and promoting key initiatives such as Early Supplier Involvement (ESI), Total Cost Optimization (TCO), Risk Mitigation and implementing Global Commodity Strategies into NPI projects 
  • Liaises with Commodity Management and Operations as needed to develop Supplier’s competency levels to ensure performance to NPI requirements are met 
  • Works with Engineering and supplier representatives to insure ESI is appropriate to develop specifications for components and assemblies for DFX
  • Works with Global Commodities on new technology and/or supplier requirement in support of project gaps
  • Drives prototype to production strategy, coordinates and leads supplier selection process, supplier evaluations and quality ratings as needed as inputs to the supplier selection matrix
  • Recommends standard costs for new components and assemblies to ensure accurate costing of products utilizing Should-Cost modelling and Make vs. Buy analysis
  • Manages sourcing timelines and components cost requirements to ensure projects are delivered on time and within cost expectations
  • Ensure supplier resources are aligned based on project complexity
  • Ensures full supply chain continuity via supplier capacity management and risk mitigation strategies
  • Outline’s key/critical path components, process technologies and associated component material constraints
  • Builds effective relationships both internal and external, and interfaces with management as required 
  • Prepares and provides monthly project management updates on key project milestones and critical path issues 
  • Responsible for all sourcing deliverables associated with NPI Sourcing projects

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree in Business Management, Engineering or other related field.
  • MBA preferred
  • 10+ years of Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain Management or Engineering
  • Strong Project Management skill set 
  • Experience with NPI Development
  • Proficient knowledge of Metals, Plastics, and Electronic commodities
  • Excellent leadership, organization, project management, communication and negotiation skills
  • Advanced skills in MS Office. 
  • Ability to manage multiple deliverables, projects and teams
  • SAP Experience

Petrie Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.

Company Information

With over a total of over 75 years of recruitment experience in one office our knowledge of the South Wales recruitment market is unprecedented. Since 1992 Petrie Recruitment has striven to provide the highest levels of service through a culture of integrity and honesty. Operating from a central Cardiff office, the small but highly experienced team of recruitment professionals aim to provide the right people with the right jobs in the right time scales. Privately owned by Paul and Deborah Harris since 2004 when they successfully completed a management buy out from the founder Lillian Petrie upon her retirement. Since that date the owner-managers have worked hard to instil a culture of “sales through service”. Petrie Recruitment does not follow the industry norm of “sales, sales, sales” rather the belief that if you satisfy your existing customers then growth will come naturally. As a company we can service all industry sectors from highly regulated multi-nationals through to new start-ups. Geographically we believe it is important to know the area being serviced in order to truly understand candidates backgrounds and factors such as commuting times, for this reason we work exclusively in the South Wales area. In summary Petrie Recruitment is the small, but perfectly formed, partner of choice for recruitment within South Wales.

Key Facts
  • Employees:


  • Head Office:

    Oddfellows House, 19 Newport Road, Cardiff

  • Number of staff:


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