GPA Procurement

Purchasing Manager

c£35-45k + benefits
30 Sep 2017
30 Oct 2017
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Leading Engineering organisation actively seeking top talent to be part of a best practice procurement function. If you have a proven record in sourcing, excellent stakeholder engagement skills & the drive & passion to deliver we want to hear from you.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading Engineering & Manufacturing organisation that is looking to recruit a Purchasing Manager to deliver hands on procurement solutions group wide maximising efficiencies, value and savings.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic Sourcing: Accountable for the development of category strategies and for ensuring the consequent execution of sourcing activities
  • Supplier Relationships: Responsible for leading and co-ordinating designated supplier relationships and strategies. Lead and co-ordinate effective Supplier relationships within the designated external buy supply chain in accordance with the Supplier Relationship policy
  • Cost Management: Ensure attainment of annual Purchase cost commitments
  • Responsible for ensuring commercial negotiations are carried out in line with Category Strategies
  • Delivery: Accountable for quality performance of assigned categories
  • Quality: Accountable for quality performance of assigned categories
  • Processes and Procedures: Accountable for ensuring adherence to the company’s processes and policies, maintaining purchasing systems to ensure associated KPI’s are met

You will have:

  • Holistic commercial outlook with proven record of delivering efficiency across direct/indirect procurement categories
  • Experience in cross-functional working
  • Supplier Relationship Management experience at senior level
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Lean / Process Improvement experience
  • Ability to manage sourcing projects to tight timescales and engage and influence multiple stakeholders
  • A proven track record in delivering results
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and cost drivers
  • Full appreciation of Total Cost of Acquisition methodology
  • Innate understanding of Supplier Relationship Management

To register your interest in this, or any other opportunities please forward your full CV, stating your location and current salary details or contact us on 01423 520080 for a confidential conversation.

GPA Procurement (UK) Limited (GPA) acts as an employment business and an employment agency. GPA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity.

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