Strategic Purchasing Manager

GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum +
21 Aug 2017
20 Sep 2017
David Day
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Working within a complex manufacturing environment with an annual spend in excess of £20 million, working with and developing multiple suppliers of key materials - (primarily metals and specialist textiles) and increasing outsourcing activity, the role is to take full responsibility for identifying and implementing the mid to long term buying strategies of the business, covering all of the Company's products and services

Client Details

A leading manufacturer who are part of a billion pound turnover company. Very niche product supplying in to predominantly the Aerospace and Defence sectors.


  • Negotiate with potential suppliers to secure the most advantageous terms and LTA's (where appropriate)
  • Carry out suitable risk management for supply contracts and agreements to reduce / eliminate risk

  • Examine and test existing contracts to ensure terms and conditions are relevant, protect the business and are generally fit for purpose

  • Control spend (both direct and indirect) building a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs

  • Consistently review price to deliver value to the business
  • Define and report on key metrics to highlight cost reduction and supplier effectiveness

  • Collaborate with key business managers to ensure clarity of the materials specifications and expectations of the supplier

  • Carry out market research activity to help predict any alterations in the comparative negotiating ability of suppliers and clients and take all necessary pre-emptive action



  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or Business Management
  • Professional diploma in Procurement or Supply Chain (CIPS/MCIPS)


  • A deep understanding of Supply Chain Operations
  • Diverse Manufacturing background
  • Multiple Suppliers

Travel is required when meeting suppliers (Some overseas)

Job Offer

A very competitive salary is on offer and this will be discussed in detail with interested candidates.

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