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Purchasing Manager

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    General Manufacturing

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    Up to £45000 per annum

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    AKTON Recruitment

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    14 days ago

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Purchasing Manager

Function : Head of Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing and Stock Control Processes

Job Dimensions : - Responsible for procurement budget of 12.0 million pounds pa. plus stocks of 1.0~2.0 million pounds.
* Lead a department which will include buying, purchasing and stock control.
* Key member of the Company Management Team reporting directly to the Managing Director.
Job Description :
Overall :
* Implement a fully functional live-stock system and integrated warehouse.
* Establish comprehensive sourcing, purchasing and inventory control processes.
* Review/Renegotiate all supplier contracts to achieve significant cost saves approx. 0.5~1.0 million pounds pa.
* Actively contribute to the Management Team on company-wide challenges and issues.
New Development :
* Represent supply management on R&D's new product development initiatives taking a leadership role for coordination of supply management responsibilities.
Contract Management :
* Develop supply base contracts and expand scope of current areas of supply (especially on single-source contracts).
* Identify and develop potential suppliers in support of growth and operational efficiency objectives.
* Negotiate supply agreement terms with new and existing suppliers.
* Oversees the writing, review, awarding, and negotiating contracts in a cost efficient way.
Sourcing Research :
* Perform research on market changes, market forces, pricing, supply problems and develop and screen complex product specifications in order to make purchasing decisions.
* Investigate trends in pricing and availability of typical materials, goods and services.
* Lead project procurement planning, including recommendations on procurement timing and quantities.
* Leverage emerging low cost economies (eg. China, India etc.) through alternative sourcing options.
Supplier Performance Management :
* Coordinate and administer supply agreements with on-going supply partners.
Inventory Control :
* Overhaul the warehousing process; consolidate physical stocks and establish a goods issuance procedure
* Manage stock to optimal levels; realize inventory cost efficiencies in raw material and work in progress
Candidate Requirements:
General :
* Strategic thinker and ability to contribute at the seniority of the Management Team level.
* Strong leadership skills; be able to drive change and process improvements.
* Excellent communication skills; listening and interfacing skills with senior management, suppliers and the ability to provide guidance and mentoring to staff.
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under frequent changing priorities.
* Demonstrated project management experience driving to successful project completion.
* Good sense for the numbers.
* Computer literacy including Word and Excel
Specific :
* At least 10 years work experience showing solid progression (including management experience) with 3-5 years hands on experience in manufacturing purchasing environment with a small to medium size company, preferably related to buying/management experience in building equipment components and materials.
* Background in lean manufacturing processes and a working knowledge of MRP & ERP systems.
* Convincing overall management-level awareness and understanding of the goals and objectives of the contracts & procurement function; the ability to define, initiate and fully implement actions necessary to achieve procurement functional excellence
* Strong project management skills as well as contract development and international sourcing.
* Superior negotiating skills: proven relationship management skills, along with a track record of successful negotiations of agreements