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Commercial Purchasing Project Manager - 37468

Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Closing date
8 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:
  1. Project Management
  2. Strong communicator with ability to influence
  3. 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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