Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
Optima Plus Recruitment LTD
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£40000 - £50000/annum
Posted
15 May 2018
Closes
03 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Optima Plus Recruitment are currently supporting a successful manufacturing business based in Stoke On Trent, who are looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to strengthen their Procurement department.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Work closely with the senior management team to ensure all purchase functions meet both internal and external expectations.

EXTERNAL:
• Lead on managing supplier relationships and negotiating with key suppliers to ensure value for money without compromising quality.
• Identify new suppliers, agree terms and negotiate supply agreements and contracts where appropriate, including discount structures and volume rebates.
• Draft and implement supplier contracts where appropriate.
• Full responsibility for the evaluation of new and existing raw materials and their successful integration into production.
• Provide strategic advice to stakeholders to deliver major sourcing programmes.

INTERNAL:
• Represent supply management on R&D’s new product development initiatives, taking a leadership role for coordination of supply management responsibilities.
• Manage a purchasing team, ensuring the team are supported in their day-to-day activities.
• Improve company processes and competency of purchasing activities by implementing appropriate systems.
• Drive and support purchasing improvement projects

Required Skills and Experience:
• Have first class commercial negotiation skills
• Experience of contract development and contract management
• Highly adaptable and able to work under pressure.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under frequently changing priorities.
• Demonstrated project management experience driving to successful project completion.
• Background in lean manufacturing processes and a working knowledge of MRP and ERP systems.
• Several years’ experience working in a Purchasing Leadership role with a proven track record of achieving sustainable results in the long and short term.
• Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
• Proven ability in cost reduction projects.
• Excellent leadership and experience in managing a team.
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
• Have a hands-on approach to tasks.
• Excellent level of Microsoft Office

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