BASED IN BIRMINGHAM. Fantastic opportunity for a commercially minded Purchasing Manager. Hybrid Working. Up to 45k, 25 days holiday etc.With responsibility for a small team comprising of a Purchasing Assistant and an Order Book Administrator, as the Purchasing Manager, you will be developing and implementing purchasing strategies to ensure efficient and effective procurement and the maintenance of adequate component stock levels.As the Purchasing Manager you will enjoy:• Competitive annual salary 42-45k pa• Hybrid working• 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (30 mins lunch break)• 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays• Pension Scheme• Free parking• Life assuranceAs the Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for:
•Monitoring and maintaining component stock levels by placing timely orders for replenishment to ensure smooth production• Efficiently maintaining overall control of product stock levels for the aftermarket division, monitoring the issuing of stock for production in line with customer delivery programmes and forecasted planned requirements.•Working closely and communicating clearly with appropriate department managers in purchasing for planned production timescales• Daily co-ordination with inventory team, management and warehouse• Arranging transport of goods and tracking orders to ensure timely delivery•Running purchasing reports and providing relevant information to management when required• Evaluating requests for quotes and deciding appropriate supplier selection• Building and developing relationships with key suppliers and working on ways to improve lead times and reduce quality non-conformances• Monitoring, measuring and evaluating supplier performance, conducting audits and supplier reviews, resolving issues as they arise• Working with the Head of Quality to instigate corrective actions with suppliers and reviewing to ensure issues are resolved• Liaising with operations teams to identify, separate and control non-conforming materials, including supporting documentation for returns procedures• Managing/monitoring supplier vulnerabilities, reporting any risks in supply to management and establishing mitigation where appropriate•Identifying, researching and introducing new suppliers as required across the aftermarket product range•Selecting suppliers on a strategic basis in order to leverage supply options for the business•Gaining a good understanding of the manufacturing processes of key suppliers to actively encourage process improvements• Actively seek to improve processes, working with relevant stakeholders
You will need the below to succeed as the Purchasing Manager :• Previous experience in a senior buyer/purchasing manager role• Excellent negotiation and communication skills• Ability to build and manage effective and strong commercial relationships with suppliers and key stakeholders• CIPS qualification or working towards• Sound knowledge and understanding of procurement practices within a high volume, high variance manufacturing environment• Awareness of procurement best practice and continuous improvement principles• Experience of working with far Eastern suppliers• Experience in ERP systems such as NetSuite is essential• Must be conscientious and well organised with the ability to adapt to changes• Good interpersonal and team working skills, with a 'can do' attitude• Experience in a fast paced, dynamic organisation• Desire to understand strategic direction of the business• Able to work autonomously and exercise discretion• Organised, reliable and thoroughHOW DO I APPLY?In the first instance please submit your CV. However, if you have not heard from a Consultant within 5 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful for this particular role.