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Purchasing Manager (£45k)

Purchasing Manager (£45k)

  • Location

    Barnstaple, Devon

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits Package

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    Brad Mills

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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1st Executive are currently working with a Global provider of engineered electronics, based in Barnstaple, to identify a Purchasing Manager to be responsible for the strategic direction of the purchasing function, raw material and sub-contract cost reduction. Along with supplier selection, delivery, negotiation and quality.

Role responsibilities:

  • Leading the buying team through developing and implementing robust procurement strategies to support the business goals
  • Optimising MRP and Project Management as required
  • Ensuring adequate monitors are in place along the supply chain to identify potential problems early enough for corrective actions to be taken
  • Owning and driving initiatives to improve cost, quality and delivery performance
  • Interface with Engineering to ensure support to new product introduction (NPI)
  • Implementing systems and KPI's to measure, control and improve company purchasing spends against clearly defined targets
  • Benchmarking current supply base to prove cost/quality competitiveness
  • Manage the introduction & development of an effective vendor assessment programme

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Ability to think strategically with an innovative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent negotiation skills with proven track record of cost reduction through use of appropriate strategic purchasing tools
  • Leadership skills with the ability to organise motivate and lead cross functional teams
  • Experience in subcontract management
  • Excellent negotiation skills; knowledge of contract drafting preferred
  • Composites manufacturing exposure would be considered a plus
  • Familiar with ERP, MRP systems
  • Degree or equivalent in Business Studies, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering
  • CIPS qualifications essential