Purchasing Manager

Manufacturing, Process & Production

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£45k - 50k per year + benefits
South East England
Permanent
3rd December 2019

Purchasing Manager:

A brand new and exciting role has presented itself for a Purchasing Manager to join a global, highly specialised automotive manufacturing company based in Southampton.

As an overview of the role, please see below: 

The successful candidate will be required to locate vendors for material and supplies for our products and interview vendors to determine the product quality, availability and terms of sales. The Purchasing manager will be involved in using this information/data provided to them to establish and negotiate contracts and achieve the most cost-effective price for the parts.     

The role will require the candidate to develop and execute a strategy for the Company’s purchasing, supplier selection and product materials cost objectives. This will include budgeting, developing action plans, establishing supplier and contract management instructions, and maintaining policies and procedures in accordance with ISO9001:2015 to meet the demands of the business.

The successful individual will be able to create a network of contacts that can provide advice and costing on what resources are available for the organisation. The person in this role will be expected to work with and support other departments within the organisation.

Purchasing Manager Main Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research and identifying potential new suppliers
  • Drive cost down initatives
  • Inventory management
  • Visiting existing and potential new suppliers, building and maintaining good relationships
  • Manage and monitor supplier performance
  • Manage all material inventory and reorder levels
  • Placing purchase orders
  • Manage all stock and stock locations
  • Developing a purchasing strategy
  • Develop improvement plans with key suppliers and drive quality improvement in the supply chain
  • Deliver measurable savings through negotiations with new and existing suppliers
  • Manage purchasing day to day activities
  • Review approval system and policy for purchasing and approvers
  • Benchmarking existing long term suppliers against new ones
  • Some international travel may be required
  • Purchasing Manager Specification:
  • Experience in a manufacturing based purchasing role- automotive experience desirable
  • Exposure of working with an MRP System- implementation of this system is highly desirable
  • People management skills
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Self-motivated with a passion to deliver Continuous Improvement
  • Proven ability to deliver cost reductions
  • Commercially aware
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint)

Why Should You Apply?

  • Salary – 45,000-50,000 + benefits
  • 25 days annual holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • 38.5 hour working week
  • Flexi-time

About Us

X4 Engineering

X4 Engineering is a specialist recruitment business for the engineering sector. We are part of the X4 Group, a multi-award-winning group of brands specialising in Life Sciences, Engineering, Construction and Technology, with over 10 years of experience in successfully placing mid to senior level contract and permanent professionals across the globe.

Our network of world class engineering talent sets us apart from the rest and allows us to deliver skilled professionals to our engineering partners across a number of industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Chemical and Process, Defence, Medical, Food and FMCG.

We’re a result driven business and our team of specialist recruitment consultants continue to go above and beyond what’s expected to ensure our clients receive the highest ROI from their recruitment spend. We have partnerships with leading engineering companies all over the world and have made placements in over 13 countries across Europe and the US.

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