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Commercial Purchasing Project Manager - 37468

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Ref: 37468

Title: Purchasing Project Manager

Division: Purchasing

Contract Position based at: Gaydon

Pay Rate: up to £48.26/hr Ltd (c £37.11/hr PAYE option)

Position Description:

A Purchasing Project Manager is required with the following key accountabilities and responsibilities:

Develop and lead strategic change plans for Purchasing function to ensure improvement initiatives are aligned with business objectives, KPIs and targets
Develop both tactical and strategic solutions to emerging business risks through effective leveraging of internal and external networks and data sources
Full accountability to deliver analysis on behalf of the function, including commercial and risk assessment in response to emerging business needs
In-Digital - lead business input and support development of In-Digital solutions for identified Purchasing projects.
Ensure stakeholder alignment on definition, selection and implementation of In-Digital transformation projects
Effectively communicate, consult and engage Purchasing stakeholders to drive functional response to business needs
Provide effective change leadership inspiring colleagues at all levels to engage with and realise the benefits of transformation tools and techniques in support of project delivery Interface with business functions (as appropriate) to ensure collaborative approach and alignment of shared initiatives
Develop and implement continuous improvement methodology to drive action plans and delivery
Ensure all the above are achieved through cross functional stakeholder alignment and in line with project principles (data transparency and action oriented)
Govern overall process framework and respond to KPIs by taking strategic action to continuously drive performance excellence
Help to develop, embed and sustain lean and agile mindsets across the Strategy team
Skills Required:

Project Management
Strong communicator with ability to influence
Technical / Commercial experience
Experience Required:

A strong communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders at all levels to influence cross-functional alignment
Experience of developing and improving processes in a complex multi-functional business
Experience of leading a complex project from initial development through to results Strong business acumen
Knowledge of relevant change management methods
Strong Stakeholder Management skills
Highly organised with attention to detail
Able to build strong relationships at all levels
Is results driven, has tenacity, drive and perseverance
Experience Preferred:

Existing knowledge or experience of production purchasing processes
Experience of leading large-scale organisational transformation projects
Knowledge and practical application of lean tools and lean/6-Sigma Certification
Experience of building effective team engagement that leverages different skill-sets and perspectives
Excellent influencing and negotiation skills
Leadership experience managing teams and delivering operational plans in a complex and highly demanding environment
Education Required:

Relevant Degree or equivalent experience preferred

Additional Information


To apply for this role please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business
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