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Purchasing Manager

Hudson Shribman
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Key Objective: To lead/guide and execute the function and operate as a hands-on Buyer within the small team.

• Work closely with colleagues to ensure that purchasing are an integrated function and represented at meetings, being proactive in the data provided to enable best-case decisions to be made.
• Ensure that the team reflect delivery dates in line with requirements highlighted at handover meetings and raise any concerns in a timely manner.
• Work closely with the Quality Engineer to develop and agree a supplier grading system and ensure that this is maintained and utilised.
• Identify and utilise best-practice and ensure that this is communicated and utilised throughout the team.
• Manage the workload, identifying at an early stage if the function will become a bottleneck within the business, the implement resolutions.
• Devise suitable KPI's in conjunction with peers to ensure that visual management techniques are adopted and early warnings issued if a problem is identified.

• To order parts in a timely manner to suit machine build schedule and spares requirements
• To make good commercial judgement on part prices and delivery to ensure the best options are utilised for the business
• To react to any urgent requirements and ensure best price/delivery is obtained
• Build relationships with local suppliers to ensure that we get priority service when needed.
• Ensure that suppliers are aware of errors and the cost associated with these.
• Expedite deliveries when required.
• Deliver on-time and within budget to your customer (internal)

Must Have -
• Knowledge of using MRP system
• Excellent communication skills
• Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and the approximation of the probable cost of items.
• Ability to negotiate with suppliers on price and delivery and investigate price break options
• Management/Supervisory skills
• Holistic overview and an understanding of interrelated projects - balanced approach
• Focused and driven individual
• Attention to detail.
• Goal orientated
• Organised
• Decision maker
• Worked within a manufacturing environment.
• Ability to read engineering drawings.
• Computer literacy - MS suite plus ERP/MRP knowledge
• Good mathematics skills
• Team Player
• Self-Starter who can work under pressure
• Clear and concise in both written and oral dialogue.
•Right-First-Time methodology
• Demonstratable success in previous roles

Desirable -
• 5+ years in as similar role
• Worked within a medium/large organisation to identify process improvements etc.
• Familiar with use of visual management techniques - KPI's etc.
• Worked with remote employees
• Tenacity
• HNC/HND in an engineering discipline
• Winman ERP knowledge
• Excellent interpersonal and team-player skills
• Embraces change
• Driving License to enable visits to suppliers on occasions
• Remains calm under pressure
• CIPS membership

If Interested in this role, please contact Kenzie Choyce at Hudson Shribman to discuss further, as well as sending an up to date CV to (url removed)
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