Procurement Manager

Oxford Instruments
High Wycombe, UK
16 Sep 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Procurement Manager, based in High Wycombe, UK

Are you a Procurement Manager seeking your next role? Do you want to work for a company with world leading products that are at the forefront of bringing new ideas and solutions to electron microscopy If so, this is an amazing opportunity to learn, grow and succeed in a business with ambitious plans for its future.

About Us

Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis provides market-leading tools and solutions that are at the forefront of materials characterisation and sample manipulation in electron and ion beam microscope. Differentiating ourselves through innovation and ease of use, our technology delivers faster, more accurate analysis for research and industrial applications including semiconductors, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, metallurgy, and forensics.

By helping our customers to analyse and investigate features down to the atomic scale, we enable them to accelerate their R&D, increase productivity and make new scientific discoveries that underpin the shift to a greener economy, the development of new materials, and advances in healthcare.

The Opportunity

As the Procurement Manager you will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. Performing strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, ensuring Production and Business requirements are met.

About You

The Procurement Manager will ideally have the following skill/attributes:

• A relevant degree or MCIPS qualified

• Good understanding of lean principles

• Self motivating and driven by continuous improvement

• Strong negotiation skills

• Track record of negotiating and managing key supplier contracts

• ERP System experience & working knowledge

• Good influencing skills

Key responsibilities for the Procurement Manager:

• Work with the Operations team and Group strategic Sourcing to set and implement a procurement strategy and ensure the procurement team is aligned to meet departmental goals and objectives

• Provide leadership, guidance and ensure the continued development of staff and other team members

• Lead development of Supply chain improvement and continuous improvement projects affecting Cost, Quality and Delivery

• Lead make buy decisions along with the evaluation and influencing of key outsourcing projects.

• Develop key suppliers and implement key supplier Long Term Agreements in line with the agreed strategy.

• Ensure partnership suppliers influence new product design at an early stage maximising DFM & DFA.

• Continuously work with suppliers to ensure quality, schedule adherence, cost reductions, improved payment terms and warranty periods

• Be accountable for the development of the key metrics and service level initiatives to improve customer satisfaction - Metrics to include (but not limited to) Supplier On Time Delivery in Full, Purchase Price Variance Management, Cost reduction & Inventory levels

• Identify, manage & mitigate supply chain risks to the business

• International trading issues/imports/legal, awareness and management

• Supplier selection, verification and management

• Work closely with the Logistics Manager to provide purchasing data to assist in the production of a robust Sales & Operations Plan

• Ensure that the purchasing team execute the MRP demands to meet the production requirement

• Ensure REACH and conflict minerals documentation is up to date & the business is compliant.

Benefits for the Procurement Manager

In addition to a competitive starting salary, structured career development opportunities, and a good work-life balance, Oxford Instruments offers 25 days annual leave, half-days on Fridays, private healthcare, a share incentive plan, a defined contribution Group Personal Pension Plan, and a flexible benefits package that you can tailor to your own requirements

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