Purchasing Manager

Zoek Pin Greater Manchester - This Area Only

£40000 - £50000/annum Generous Package

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 9 days ago

Title: Purchasing Manager

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Salary: Negotiable

Our Client is a prime contractor for the UK defence Industry, with over a century of engineering excellence and innovation ranging from concept design to full-scale production.

This is a critical role which requires you to manage the established procurement team, to ensure the consistent timely delivery of technically compliant materials and services. This hands on role requires you to employ current supply chain best practice develop strategic supplier relationships personally and through your team at all times working within a governance framework and ensure robust commercial baselines / protections.


Influence and drive implementation of the procurement strategy at Bid and Production phases ensuring risk is clearly identified and provisioned for
Manage the Bridges procurement team, prioritising and ensuring procurement needs of production and the business are delivered in a timely and commercially robust manner
Create and implement appropriate contracts with strategic and tactical suppliers
Lead multifunctional reviews and improvement activities with suppliers
Be responsible for proactively driving supply chain obsolescence issues
Undertake periodic personal development and objective reviews with each team member ensuring training needs are identified and executed
Populate, communicate, and keep topical procurement metrics and reports. Validate against exception reports and ensure root cause of poor performance identified and mitigated internally and or with suppliers
Ensure functional governance topical and team compliance
Work closely with Quality to ensure robust and consistent supplier approvals, monitoring and ensuring preventative / corrective actions are closed in timely manner
Represent procurement and procurement status in project and business meetings
Identify areas for improvement and implement these changesRequirements:

6+ years procurement experience minimum 2 years in leadership role
Commodity buying and LME pricing. Familiarity with purchase of metals.
Supply Chain/Procurement experienced gained in an Engineering and / or defence environment
Demonstrable negotiating ability
Proven understanding of and ability to create and implement appropriate commercial terms / service level agreements
Strong focus on governance and supply chain robustness
Experience of using SAP or other MRP system
Knowledge of Counterfeit and appropriate supply chain mitigations
Microsoft Excel Intermediate level, ability to manipulate spreadsheets
Import Export / Government Security Classifications knowledge
Experience of procurement bid strategy development and execution

If you are interested in this role as a Purchasing Manager then please get in contact by phone (phone number removed) or by email

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