Purchasing Manager

The Works Recruitment Ltd
Dewsbury, UK
20 Aug 2019
01 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Manager - Dewsbury - up to £48,000

Purchasing Manager will be responsible for overseeing the purchasing function from cradle to grave. Working with our team of purchaser's responsibilities will cover supplier assessment, selection and management, price negotiation and expectations, management of supplier non conformance, timely delivery, management of problem suppliers, planning to support growth in sales and setting objectives and developing the buying team.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage the company's day-to-day buying activities and ensure that all buyers are meeting their objectives

• Analyse the current buying systems and create the best methods for day-to-day purchasing operations.

• Propose and implement improvements to the current purchasing system that will improve supplier and internal stakeholder relationships and lower the cost of outsourcing using a mixture of low-cost suppliers and the active management of existing suppliers

• Design, plan and implement sourcing and procurement strategies

• Work with suppliers, manufacturers and internal departments

• Build and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors

• Negotiate lower pricing

• Search and source potential suppliers and vendors

• Conduct supplier audits to ensure compliance with company quality, environment and people standards are met

• Manage supplier performance, establishing improvement targets where required

• Track, measure and analyse company expenditures with the identification of savings made

• Oversee the recruitment, hiring and training of new staff

• Determine and track KPIs

Previous working experience in purchasing management with a fast paced, complex precision engineering company covering machining, turning and fabrication

• Possess an outstanding should cost estimation capability for new parts

• Experience of conducting supplier approval/audits

• Hands on experience in budgeting and purchasing management

• Ability to monitor and report on supplier performance

• Superb communication, interpersonal and leadership skills

• Outstanding negotiation skills

• Problem solver with a strong analytical mindset

• Outstanding organisational and time management skills

• Excellent customer service skills

• Ability to provide quality information within deadlines

Please send your CV if you feel you are suited to this role.

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