Purchasing Manager

Manchester £ 50,000 - £ 55,000 + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013801

A manufacturer of complex assembles supplying a range of sectors including Aerospace, Defence, Nuclear & Automotive has a new vacancy for a Purchasing Manager, with proven experience in supplier selection in an engineering environment, a hands on purchasing professional you will be responsible for leading the purchasing team and ensuring timely delivery of materials for projects.



Commutable from: Manchester, Bolton, Warrington, Macclesfield, Rochdale, Oldham, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Liverpool.


Salary: £ 50,000 - £ 55,000 + benefits


Suitable for: Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer, Supply Chain Manager.



The Role


Reporting to the Group Procurement Director you will be responsible for:


Leading and develop the purchasing team

Influencing and driving implementation of the procurement strategy, ensuring risk is clearly identified

Identifying areas for improvement in the procurement strategy

Developing strategic, strong supplier relationships

Creating and negotiating appropriate contracts with suppliers

Creating procurement metrics and reports to identify any supplier issues

Working closely with Quality to ensure robust and consistent supplier approvals

Representing procurement in Project and business meetings

Ensuring that the strategic purchasing aims of the business are achieved in-line with a cost-effective purchasing methodology.



The Person


The Purchasing Manager will have a background in engineering ideally within a complex manufacturing environment and be conversant with purchasing strategy, leading a purchasing team and effectively manage and develop commercial/service-level agreements with suppliers.


You will have a proven background ensuring consistent timely delivery of materials and services, with strong negotiation and leadership skills the Purchasing Manager must be willing to travel to suppliers across UK and Europe.


To apply please contact James Charlett with a current CV

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