Commodity Manager

Outsource UK Limited
£40k - £45k pa + Final salary pension
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Commodity Manager My manufacturing client within automotive manufacturing are looking for a Commodity Manager on a permanent basis in the Preston area. Reporting to the Purchasing director, the Commodity Manager/ Senior buyer will play a key role in the business, being responsible for developing the strategic direction for the commodities category, identifying, negotiating and achieving cost savings, sourcing and identifying potential suppliers and being the day to day interface with suppliers analysing and improving supplier performances. Responsibilities of the role: - Develop, implement and maintain a commodity inventory strategy that supports a company's supply chain and provide input to strategic direction of procurement function. - Evaluate market conditions in order to maintain inventory levels and control costs. - Identify key areas and negotiate cost savings - Evaluate and recommend vendors. - Be the day to day interface with suppliers and manage ongoing relationships with suppliers. - Resolve escalated issues arising from operations and effectively coordinate with other departments. Key Requirements: - Must be Degree qualified - Must have experience working within automotive manufacturing or relatable industries - Minimum of 3+ years managerial experience - Minimum of 5 years working experience within Procurement, Supply Chain roles - The role does require the candidate to travel regularly to different sites throughout the UK and Europe as part of the role The role is based in the Preston area - commutable from Chorley, Bolton, Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley, Kirkham, Garstang, Darwen, Longridge, Ormskirk, Warrington, Southport and Wigan. If you are looking for a new role either apply online or if would like to find out about other Purchasing, Supply Chain and Procurement opportunities please contact Phil Browne at ************************** or phone ************** Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information. Outsource. Our People. Your Success. Outsource UK is one of the country's largest and most successful independent recruitment consultancies, specialising in the IT, Digital, Financial Services and Engineering sectors. We recruit talented people for contract and permanent opportunities, offer a consultative approach and have a reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates. The business focuses on building long lasting relationships based on reliability and trust. We do this by hiring and retaining a great team of recruitment consultants who listen and understand our client's and candidate's needs. Our Manchester office (which covers the whole of the UK) provides a "one-stop shop" to clients and candidates operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and, in addition to Engineers, we source and provide temporary/contract and permanent opportunities for IT, Programme Management and Support Professionals (including Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain, HR, Finance and Administrative Support). Please visit our website **********************
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