Purchasing Manager

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    Purchasing / Supply Chain Logistics

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    45000-50000 Per Annum

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    Paul Gorton

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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  • Consultant:

    Paul Gorton DipRP

Purchasing Manager

Location: Rotherham

Salary: Circa £45k

A local engineering company are now looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their team.

Purchasing Manager - MAIN PURPOSE

To manage Suppliers, people and processes involved in ensuring that supplies of finished product, raw material and services are maintained in a manner that supports the business requirements for cost, service, quality, safety and environmental levels.

Purchasing Manager – Job Role:

  • Manage existing Raw Material and Service providers to the business to ensure consistency of supply which underpins Production & subsequent customer demand levels.
  • Build Relationships with key suppliers whilst constantly ‘bench marking’ to ensure the company benefit from the most competitive industry prices which underpins the companies position as UK Market Leader.
  • Managing Suppliers through the full Supply Chain including:
      • Sourcing/Tenders / Evaluation / recommendations
      • Contracts/Negotiation
      • Demand Forecasting
      • Raw Materials Stock Management
      • Day to Day Material Supply – Cost / Availability / Quality
      • Supplier Sustainability / Risk Management / Ethical issues / Supporting commitment to ESG
  • Develop a clear Procurement strategy which underpins future Manufacturing aspirations.
  • Focused primarily on UK Performance the role will also integrate with similar activity across sister sites to ensure full leverage is gained from ‘group’ supply where materials / components are common.
  • Prepare reports/presentations on market & future price trends with potential business impacts – with recommendations as appropriate.
  • Analyse data and produce reports and statistics on spending/ saving/investment benefits.
  • Actively contribute to the established S&OP process which leads to various models (Stock & Build) in forecasting future sales demand and subsequent supply.
  • Actively contribute to the supply of Factored products which form an intrinsic part of the portfolio and are currently sourced across Europe & Turkey.
  • Authorise & Validate Invoices / Price Changes across all suppliers.
  • Organise Audits /Stock Counts & material for independent bodies.
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate and necessary to support this key position.

Purchasing Manager – Person requirements:

The ideal candidate will come from an engineering background as a Purchasing Manager. You will also have the following skills qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degreein purchasing, supply chain management or similar such as CIPS Qualification or Membership
  • Engineering supply chain and/or procurement experience with the ability to add significant value to the UK Supply Chain and with the potential to develop further within the business.
  • Resilient, charismatic leader with strong people management skills.
  • Highly numerate.
  • Strong IT skills including SAP and ERP systems.

For more information please call Paul Gorton on 0161 976 3540.

LEAN Engineering Recruitment Ltd are acting as a 3rd party on behalf of our client. All applications will be held on our database for current and future positions.

We will endeavour to get back to all applicants but if you have not heard from LER within 10 working days then your application has been unsuccessful but please feel free to contact us for an update.