Commodity Manager

Melbreck Technical Recruitment Ltd
Milton Keynes
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Melbreck Technical are working with a leading designer and manufacturer of special purpose equipment based in Milton Keynes.

Due to continued growth in all aspects of their business thy are looking to grow their purchasing division.

As a Commodity Manager you will be reporting to the purchasing manager and be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and future development of the businesses supplier base.

The role requires an enthusiastic individual who is keen to develop both professionally & personally.
You will provide leadership on the development of the current supplier base using proven processes and techniques to achieve a world class supply base.

You will need to be able to drive forward suppliers & internal customers alike to greater success.

Part of your responsibility will be to research globally for new suppliers, new opportunities & technologies which may be able to offer new innovative products & solutions in support the company's market leading products.

Main Tasks:

Together with the purchasing team create & implement a joined up commodity strategy for the future;
Develop, maintain & audit a select approved primary supplier base on their financial stability, commercial acumen, quality levels & delivery aspects;
Develop those vendors who the business can adopt as partners for the future of both parties to achieve robust sustainable growth;
Ensure the Vendor base performance is within contractual agreement & supporting the company expectations of build & production ********** achieve the flow line production targets;
Competitively tender all parts as commodity groups, introduce new suppliers to meet the growth & development of the business through the NPI project process from conception to implementation into production;
Provide support through the NPI process to Design/Engineering/Manufacturing & QA departments to implement a successful introduction of new products & technologies into production;
Drive through & manage the implementation of direct & indirect savings in a cross functional cost reduction project;
Conduct regular supplier development meetings/projects in line with the Group needs for a World class supplier base;

Lead the negotiation & implementation of supply contracts for various commodity groups to mitigate any risks.
Support the change management process, and the sample approval receipt of components to meet both production, commercial & Quality objectives;
Ensure that new parts have all the necessary suppliers, commodity and cost data set correctly in ERP/ MRP;
Identify and validate areas of opportunity, follow through to implementation the necessary purchasing activities to meet strategic plans;
Review best practices world wide in order to develop a professional & efficient purchasing organisation.
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role and the organisation’s overall business objectives, this may include the training and mentoring of colleagues.

Quality and Experience Required:

CIPS Level 4;
Proven experience of designing / implementing supply chain strategies & the development of
an established suppler base in a relevant position;
Proficient in the use of all Microsoft programmes including applications in excel – using
formulae & VLOOKUP.

If you are interested in this role then please get in contact ASAP and quote the reference number #2106

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