Job posted3 JulPurchasing Manager

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: Please enquire
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 03/07/2019
  • Closing Date: 31/07/2019

Job description

Purchasing Manager job role

My client based in the Coventry area within automotive manufacturing are looking for a Purchasing Manager on a permanent basis.

Key responsibilities include managing and driving down costs, developing strategic sourcing strategies for the assigned category, contract negotiation, manage and lead the team of buyers, supplier management/ development and helping to improve, consolidate and optimise department processes.

Skills required for the Purchasing Manager role:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be the main interface with suppliers for assigned commodity group
  • Lead team of Category Buyers within assigned commodity to achieve business aims
  • Lead sourcing strategies and development activities of components for new model programmes to help achieve key stage gates before handing over ownership to the Supply Chain Team for ongoing production.
  • Develop a strategy and strategic direction of the assigned commodity ensuring best value and quickest and most suitable sources for new model development programmes.
  • Ability to use product and customer data to build strategic direction from customer needs through to project delivery.
  • Supplier selection and mitigating risks
  • Analyse supplier resources to ensure continued development support.
  • Strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, improving supplier performances, contract, performance and risk management.
  • Capability to multi- task and leverage resource effectively with the ability to influence people across the organisation to ensure successful delivery of growth plans
  • Help develop and maintain expert knowledge of commodity's global supply market and ensure a suitable knowledge base is maintained for the company.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities

Key skills required for the Purchasing Manager:

  • Minimum 5 years' procurement experience within automotive (or relatable) manufacturing environments
  • Must have a proven track record of achieving results with the ability to perform to demanding deadlines.
  • Degree Level or Equivalent/ relevant work experience would be highly advantageous
  • Hold or working towards CIPS Membership would be advantageous
  • Proven track record and experience of incurring substantial cost savings

The role is based in the Coventry area - commutable from Birmingham, Leamington Spa, Hinckley, Derby, Loughborough, Corby, Nuneaton, Leicester and Wellingborough.

If you are a Category/ Purchasing Manager looking for a new role either apply online or if would like to find out about other Purchasing, Supply Chain and Procurement opportunities please contact Phil Browne at pbrowne@outsource-uk.co.uk or phone 0161 694 9199.

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