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Commodity Purchasing Manager

Barclay Meade
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Responsible for the quality, cost material suppliers into the business.
  • Manage as the Commodity Manager planning and achieving the sites performance.
  • Lead a team of Commodity Buyer on both sites for Direct and Indirect
  • With regular project & team meetings, offer suggestions for improvement that will allow objectives and targets to be achieved and bettered.
  • Delivering and executing robust plans for year on year performance using SPS, LRP
  • Develop supplier base in line with the Plant and Global Strategy.
  • Work closely with Plant quality and PC&L to react immediately to Supplier issues.
  • Drive collaboration with business partners to achieve quality performance targets achieving business requirements.
  • Facilitate cross functional participation in all Supplier Quality, Cost initiative, Project launch issues.
  • Visit suppliers in the International environment.
  • Support Plant strategy and business case development ie Outsourcing/ Insourcing.
  • Manage the personnel requirements of the Purchasing team, ensuring requirements with individual welfare, training needs and Job performance are met.
  • Ensure activities are performed with high integrity and in compliance with Global, Divisional and Site procedures and encourage Process and Systems Improvements


  • Negotiation skills, Commercially, Timing, relationship building in an International market.
  • Experience of suppliers achieving joint goals in Quality, Cost and Capacity.
  • Leading a multi-talented team across multi sites.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in related automotive / engineering environment.
  • A strong understanding of technical drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent communication skills presenting to all levels of management.

  • CIPS Qualified.
  • An understanding of GES, SAP and similar systems.
  • Manufacturing knowledge and experience in a variety of products (Machining, Forging, Moulding) etc
  • Technical qualification (Apprentice or Engineer).


  • Degree in Business or Engineering

  • Self-motivated and have a strong and flexible attitude towards work requirements.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the business and at suppliers.
  • Team management.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines when required.
  • To comply to business, Safety and Environmental regulations such as PPE showing responsibility of personal safety and that of others.
  • Treat work colleagues with respect. (Equality and Diversity)
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