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Purchasing Contracts Manager (3-5 months Interim)

RE People
Gloucestershire, UK
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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Interim Purchasing Contracts Manager required for my client, a multi-national and world leading engineering business.

As Purchasing Contracts Manager you will play a pivotal role in supporting and helping shape a new Strategic Sourcing Procurement Function within the business. This will be delivered by supporting the creation of the strategy, vision, direction and approach when it comes to contractual arrangements with Global Suppliers. Therefore, this role will need to provide leadership, direction and supply chain management to work collaboratively, closely and effectively with the Purchasing Managers Product Managers to ensure alignment, governance and compliance with the Global Suppliers.

Responsibilites of the Purchasing Contracts Manager:

Negotiating contracts globally with agreed suppliers across the division.
Comprising all aspects of the negotiation from legalities, governance, fees and Intellectual Property, terms of which will be leveraged by other operating companies and departments globally across the division.
Delivering through life supplier relationship and contract management expertise.
Developing robust tracking and performance reporting to measure delivery and support discussions on the evolution of the function.
Supporting the group sourcing initiatives whilst driving improvements in Quality, Cost and Delivery performance through maximising value output.
Taking a proactive approach to issue resolution across the related supply chains and supporting other key departments within the business during supplier changes to ensure that the integrity of the supply chain and customer service levels are not negatively impacted.

Experience and Skills of the Purchasing Contracts Manager:

Experience in a similar role within a cross functional and multinational team holding responsibility for the strategic sourcing, supply chain and contract management.
Experience across Service Level Agreements from their implementation to the application of best practice supplier management.
Strong contract negotiation experience evidenced through successful delivery across your previous roles.
A familiarity and understanding of New Product Introduction gated processes.
Excellent stakeholder management ability and will have effective communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
Innovative and strategic thinker with a pro-active approach to problem solving.
Comfortable developing and maintaining close working relationships with a diverse stakeholder group including internal customers and external suppliers.
Have a deep understanding of contracts, contract governance, contractual language and clauses
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