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Purchasing Manager

Posted 18 January by Barclay Meade Ended

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing approved suppliers on the company. The Purchasing Manager will be expected to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and secure the most optimal purchasing agreements, whilst remaining a hands-on buyer. The Purchasing Manager is expected to define and operate a framework of procedures and specific targets in pursuit of overall department goals and objectives in line with Company policies.

Location - Fareham

Salary - £35 - 40k plus benefits

The roles and responsibilties of the purchasing manager will include -

Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies

Track and report key functional metrics (KPIs) to reduce cost and improve effectiveness

Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms

Monitor and forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power

Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking

Assess, manage and mitigate risks

Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers

Determine quantity and timing of deliveries to meet production requirements

Cost materials to support the Estimating Department.

Measure and manage supplier compliance in accordance with internal quality standards.

Troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns.

Run a continuous improvement policy, which enables all staff, to contribute ideas and then implement sound initiatives in a structured fashion.

Regularly review resource and capability against customer and business requirements and where necessary provide detailed proposals to senior management.

To develop, improve & maintain quality standards across the areas of responsibility

Management and development of Purchasing Department staff.

Any other ad-hoc tasks as required by senior management

The ideal candidate for the role of the purchasing manager is -

Proven working experience as purchasing manager ideally within the electronics environment

Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management

Interest in market dynamics along with business sense

Negotiation and networking skills

Excellent experience in MRP systems

Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures

Solid judgement along with decision making skills

Strong leadership capabilities

CIPS qualified to level 4 or above or other qualification in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

Required skills

  • Experience in an electronics manufacturing environment

Reference: 34259332

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