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Purchasing Manager

Precision People UK
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1 Dec 2021

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Purchasing/Procurement Manager

Based: Leicestershire

Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 DOE

Due to an increase in business and growth, my client has a need for a Purchasing Manager to join their existing team.

The Company

This is a growing business internationally with a product portfolio of high-technology complex Electrical & Electronic processes. They offer unrivalled solutions to a diverse number of markets including Heavy duty Vehicles, aerospace, Rail, and industrial that is in its niche.

Working with the Operations Director to develop & consolidate all purchasing/procurement activities supported by a strong technical team. It's a great time to join them to build on their already established success and market presence.

The Role:

It needs someone who wants to understand the business, its products, components and the importance of its suppliers. You will need to liaise closely with finance and production to get an overview of purchasing, stock control, bill of materials, material margins, CI and MRP systems.

The role requires a mix of skills - discipline and process on one hand to avoid continual reactive firefighting and on the other good awareness and business acumen - i.e. the ability to spot what might go wrong in the future, and how it can be avoided.

Key responsibilities:

  • Experience using, maintaining and challenging MRP systems
  • Able to produce relevant data-driven reports for circulation to wider management team
  • Helping install departmental/system mechanisms where required
  • Proven experience in leading a small team
  • Able to challenge the status quo and contribute towards internal continuous improvement program and grow & finesse the purchasing function in-line with/ahead of anticipated business uplift

The right person:
  1. +5 years purchasing manager experience.
  2. Good communicator and enjoys working with colleagues across a range of disciplines, including manufacturing, engineering, electronics, sales and finance.
  3. Good organisational skills to effectively support the company in delivering time-bound projects.
  4. Good commercial awareness and proficient negotiator to secure best price/outcomes
  5. CIPS or working towards CIPS; full course fee support available for distance/evening study.

Working Hours - 37 hours per week (early finish Friday)

Holidays - 25 Days plus Bank Holidays

Pension - 3.5% employee contribution and 7.5% employer contribution


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