Purchasing Manager

Posted 15 March by MTrec Recruitment and Training Easy Apply

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Purchasing Manager. Reporting to the Purchasing Senior General Manager you will lead a team for new model sourcing and current model cost reduction activities.

You will have excellent knowledge of the commercial aspects of business management and ideally engineering knowledge.

The Role

  • Develop and lead commodity strategies.
  • Plan, Develop and Lead annual cost reduction plans and strategies.
  • Lead, coordinate and motivate your Purchase team.
  • Lead negotiations with supplier management teams.
  • Manage the supply base to achieve targets.
  • Lead and coordinate Supplier activity in close cooperation with other related functions.
  • As a member of Global purchasing network, promote the sharing of best practice across the European and Global organisation
  • Carry out and lead benchmark activities.
  • Lead new model sourcing activities, ensuring target costs are met.
  • Understand commodity cost drivers and commercial issues.
  • Think strategically and 'out of the box,’ whilst being flexible and pragmatic
  • Maintain conformance with business and engineering/manufacturing systems.
  • Communicate effectively and lead projects across functions.

The Person

  • Significant experience within a similar role, preferably within the automotive industry.
  • Demonstrable commercial skills including significant negotiation and contract experience
  • The ability to establish effective relationships with internal functions and suppliers and manage internal stakeholders.
  • A proactive approach and the ability to drive actions through to an effective conclusion
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills including the ability to influence and motivate.
  • A proven record in balancing need to establish lowest possible cost v. long-term robust supply chain
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Ideally educated to degree or equivalent standard.

Reference: 34693892

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