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Job Description: Group Procurement Manager

Position Title:

Group Procurement Manager

Reporting To:

Plant & Production Director

Liaises With:

All Heads of Departments, Planning Expeditors, Production Supervisors & Team Leaders, Warehouse Team Leader, Stores Team Leader, Customers & Suppliers, Service Contract Providers

Date of Revision:

January 2018

Reporting to the Plant Director you will control and plan material purchases, including on-site support services, to ensure the business plans are met in the most cost effective way.

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and operating the material element of the business in its entirety which includes planning element involvement.
  • Managing material stock levels to ensure minimum capital employed, but also to satisfy MRP effectively. Specifically ensure material is on time when required.
  • Identifying, liaise and negotiate with material suppliers - ensure lowest cost at all times
  • Managing contracted on-call requirements from suppliers
  • Managing and control delivery of repaired components to customers
  • Ensuring materials supply matches production requirements
  • Presenting and reporting at Materials Team Meetings or other occasions as required on performance and risks affecting the project.
  • Purchasing and store materials to ensure compliance with Special Stock procedures
  • Identify, confirm demands via MRP & conversion to Purchase orders
  • Ensure cost recovery due to DRAN’s working alongside QC department
  • Follow Quality Manual section 5 & 6 ensure supplier performance is monitored and adhered to.


  • Implement purchasing objectives and target cost reductions, whilst maintaining high standards of procurement ethics.

  • Working closely with expediters, ensure the business unit purchasing department minimise inventory levels whilst supporting the published lead-times and sales promotional activities and meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations in terms of on-time in-full delivery performance.

  • In line with the Business Unit Programme, negotiate sourcing agreements for components from external suppliers by initiation of enquiries and negotiation of prices and delivery terms, to agreed specifications.

  • To maintain competitive advantage by ensuring lowest cost sourcing, to specified quality standards, for products and services. Deliver significant material cost reduction on priority strategic sourcing across the whole business unit.

  • To ensure sourcing agreements are consistent with the specific requirements of the business units such that benefit to the Company is maximised without prejudicing the competitive position of either site within the business unit.

  • To maintain excellent relationships with the Strategic Supplier base.

  • To assist in the liaison between Engineering and Suppliers in obtaining quotations for new product programmes and ensuring agreed specifications and technical documents are approved before quotations are sought.

    Health and Safety

The jobholder must familiarise themselves with the Health and Safety requirements, the applicable risk assessments and relevant safe working practices.

The jobholder is responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of others in the workplace. Personal Protective Equipment is freely available upon request and it is the duty of the jobholder to wear PPE as determined by the company in the designated areas.

If the jobholder has any doubts about the safety of any task it is the jobholder’s responsibility to STOP the work and agree a safe working practice with his/her manager.

QualityThe company’s Quality Policy Statement is to be supported and promoted by the jobholder

The jobholder must be fully aware and conversant with the Quality Systems and Procedures in the company and shall not deviate from them without a written concession from the Quality or Production Manager.

The jobholder may be required to be assist members of the audit team and participate in audits as per the Audit Schedule.

It is expected that the jobholder will make recommendations for the updating of the Quality Procedures where found necessary.

Environmental Management

The jobholder is to familiarise themselves with the company's ISO14000 environmental policy and it is their responsibility to ensure it is followed. The jobholder must be familiar with the correct methods of disposal of waste and special waste. Storage of oils and chemicals must comply with the company's standards and all hazardous material must be stored in the appropriate area.

If the jobholder has any doubts about the environmental impact of any task it is the jobholder's responsibility to STOP the work and agree a suitable procedure with his manager.

Reference: 34304047

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