Purchasing Manager

E3 Recruitment
Leeds, UK
13 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently in the market seeking a Purchasing Manager for a Specialist Precision Engineering Company in West Yorkshire.

You will cover supplier assessment, selection and management, price negotiation & expectations, management of supplier nonconformance, timely delivery, management of problem suppliers, planning to support growth in sales and setting objectives and developing the buying team.

**Key Responsibilities**

- Manage the companys daytoday buying activities and ensure that all buyers are meeting their objectives
- Analyse the current buying systems and create the best methods for daytoday 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 lowcost 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 Key Skills
- 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
- Proactive interaction with other functions
- Teamplayer and ability to work on own initiative
- Attention to detail
- Degree level with CIPS
- Previous buying experience
- Experience in any engineering environment is essential
- Previous line management experience

If you believe you have the skills and experience we are looking for then please apply below.

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