Purchasing Manager

Vector Recruitment
£40000 - £52000/annum Excellent base+ benefits
17 Jun 2017
17 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A new vacancy for a Purchasing Manager, ideally with additional knowledge of International Logistics, has arisen at a high-technology instrumentation company based in Oxfordshire. This is a superb position for an experienced procurement specialist to join the senior management team at a highly successful and growing organisation. In return, the company are offering a highly attractive rewards package with excellent salary and benefits, coupled with opportunities for further personal career development.

This firmly established, high technology instrumentation company are acknowledged industry leaders in their field. The company supply high value laser micromachining & imaging systems, along with in-house sub-contract micromachining services to a global client base. Typical sales range from a few thousand pounds to in excess of £500K. They export globally and import components from the US, EU and Asia. The company are exceedingly busy and growing strongly with their technology and services in high demand.

Reporting into the CEO, the Purchasing and International Logistics Manager will head up the company's Purchasing, Stores and Shipping/Export activities. This is a critical role within the business and requires the Purchasing Manager to have a wide range of traditional procurement skills -supply chain & vendor management, stores and stock control . In addition they are ideally seeking knowledge of import and export processes including IPR, OPR, Export Control, Customs clearance etc. However, although experience of Purchasing AND International Logistics is preferred, they will definitely consider candidates from a purely procurement manager background as training in export logistics would be considered.

For the role of Purchasing and Logistics Manager you need the following:

* HND, degree or similar in business administration, materials management, operations management, engineering or related field. Ideally Member of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply ( MIPS )
* Wide experience of Purchasing and Procurement in an engineering type environment
* Supervisory Experience
* Working knowledge of Project Management
* Knowledge of Laws and regulations relating to procurement and contracts
* Knowledge of Purchasing and Supply Systems, LEAN Principles of planning and MRP/ERP Systems
* Financial Acumen
* Ability to read engineering drawings and specs
* Ideally, experience of shipping high value goods and urgent international deliveries
* Ideally, experience of import and export including IPR Procedures
* Ideally, knowledge of export control procedures and regulations.

The candidate will need a valid UK driving licence and will need to own a car

Job Title: Purchasing and International Logistics Manager

Vacancy location: Oxfordshire (commutable from Oxford, Abingdon, Reading, Newbury, Bicester, Swindon, High Wycombe, etc)

Salary: £40-52K + Benefits