Purchasing Manager

  • Location
    Ulverston, Cumbria
  • Salary
    £ 50000 - £ 60000 / Year
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

My Client based in Ulverston on the edge of the Lake District is currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager to join them on a permanent basis

You will report in to the Group CFO, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for leading transformational change within the business with the supply chain. The manager will ensure the company purchases the correct parts, at optimum prices, from approved suppliers, in the required quantities to meet both internal and external customer requirements while operating within company quality, aerospace and other certifications.

The Company has a wider desire to implement purchasing efficiency across the whole Group so the manager will liaise with the US sister company to determine the most effective purchasing solutions. The Manager will also provide expert review and assessment of customer terms and conditions as part of a "bid team" and ensure flow-down of customer terms to all major suppliers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Manage department to agreed objectives and KPI's i.e. supplier OTIF and total cost of acquisition to budget. * Supply base management, supplier management and development, new supplier induction and new product introduction. Additionally, identify risks and mitigation plans. * Ensure and maintain data integrity within the business system and ensure specific requirement are communicated within the supply chain. * Develop and maintain systems to ensure that purchased products conform to specified purchase requirements in terms of cost, quality and lead-time as defined by the end customer and Company requirements. * Manage department to agreed objectives and KPI's, i.e. supplier OTIF and total cost of acquisition. * Develop processes and team members to meet the company's growth profile. * Proactively contribute to improving the business by applying continuous improvement techniques and processes, i.e. lean thinking. * Develop team members to create a flexible resource to ensure operational continuity. Maintain inter-departmental relations to enhance the business performance as a whole. * Identify Group Procurement opportunities, risks and mitigation plans. * Operate within company procedures maintaining company accreditations.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicable degree, MCIPS with experience of contract development and management, ideally with international contracts experience.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite, ERP/MPR/IT systems. Knowledge of aerospace/defence/environmental accreditations. Effective oral and written communication skills. EXPERIENCE Aerospace/defence industry at tier 1 or 2 level. Minimum 3 years' experience in component purchasing for an electronics/electro mechanical manufacturing operation. Experienced in team management and department transformation, i.e. applying continuous improvement techniques, objective setting, professional and technical development, appraisal programmes. Experience of UK/international contract review and supply chain impacts. IFS or other MRP system experience essential. Extensive exposure to UK, International markets and logistics. KPI management.

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