Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager

Posted 16 January by Imperial Workforce
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Imperial Recruitment Group are delighted to have partnered with Thyssenkrupp Access to appoint a new Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager.

Who are Thyssenkrupp Access?

Part of Thyssenkrupp AG which is a technology group with traditional strengths and values in materials across a range of different verticals. Over 160,000 employees in 78 countries with a global turnover of over €35 billion! A company that has a passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress.

Thyssenkrupp Access is an exciting subsidiary of the global conglomerate and is a reseller and global service provider of stair, platform and home lifts. With offices across Europe the Middle East and Far East. A successful business that has a cross-functional supply model into both private and public sector clients direct and through resellers.

What is the purpose of the role?

The purpose of this role is to be responsible for implementing best practice procurement processes and ensuring efficient end to end fulfilment of customer product orders, optimising the mix of in-house and third-party services. Ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction are delivered as effectively as possible.

Job Title: Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager

Location: Stockton-on-Tees (may involve travel to other sites)

Salary: Negotiable

Employment Opportunity: Permanent

Highlighted Responsibilities:

Implement best practice procurement processes and authority levels, automating where appropriate.

Implement regular tendering process for supply contracts following the documented sourcing strategies for the relevant categories in collaboration with tk Germany.

Ensure the business manages to optimal stock levels and minimises working capital

Ensure optimum mix of in-house and third-party services to minimise cost of delivery whilst ensuring high level, consistent customer experience regardless of channel

Develop and implement appropriate mid and long-term plan for logistics and purchasing to accommodate future business growth.

Continually improve end to end fulfilment processes, conducting route cause analysis on any issues that arise - automate improvements through core systems where appropriate

Define suppliers to be used, working with Operations, Sales & Marketing Managers, secure appropriate contracts and manage suppliers against contract terms

Negotiate rates with carriers ensuring that you secure the best possible rates in line with the company’s buying policy; review the 'value’ offered by existing suppliers, ensuring purchasing remains globally competitive.

Create and update transport manuals including detailed descriptions of all the INCO Terms that the Company use.

Implement E-Auctions into the business and drive alignment with global thyssenkrupp purchasing model

Re-negotiating of terms of business/service level agreements and performance evaluation of current contractors and take corrective action as required

Manage the Company Car process, negotiating rates ensuring cost efficiency where necessary.

Resolve any arising problems or complaints.

Supervise, coach and train employees in relation to purchasing processes and procedures.

Deliver against departmental KPI targets.

Maintain metrics and analyse data to assess performance and implement improvements.

Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases.

Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices

Prepare reports of purchased products, delivery information and invoices, including cost analyses.

Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements

Carry out any other reasonable duties requested by the Finance Director.


Demonstrable experience of purchasing & supply chain management

Demonstrable experience of efficient materials flow and best practice

Demonstrable experience of dealing with global suppliers

Demonstrable experience of negotiating supplier terms and conditions

Demonstrable experience of strategy development and implementation

Demonstrable experience of e-auctions and implementation

Qualification at A Level or Equivalent

Degree in Finance or Business-Related Field

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to demonstrate results delivery

The ability to use judgement, problem solving skills and initiative and to operate at strategic and operational levels

The ability to influence key stakeholders, internal and external to the business

High standard of IT literacy including Accounting software, MS Office, advanced Excel skills

Member of CIPS or equivalent logistics qualification (Desirable)

For more information on this opportunity or for a confidential conversation please contact Imperial Recruitment Group at our HQ in Darlington.

Required skills

  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain
  • Purchasing Processes

Reference: 39749196

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