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Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Salary: £45k - 50k per year
Reference: VAC-132782
Contact Name: Tom Barnes
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Job Published: March 13, 2019 09:10

Job Description

Role: Procurement/Supply Chain Manager

Salary: Up to £50,000 + Benefits

Sector: Manufacturing / Engineering

Commutable from: Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn, Bolton and Wigan

The role-

Reporting into the General Manager the role of Procurement/Supply Chain Manager will have responsibility for a spend covering direct materials, indirect and CAPEX spend areas as well as controlling logistic operations. The key responsibilities of the role include;

  • Source and establishing relationships with world class suppliers, assessing supplier capability and making sound judgements on cost, delivery and quality in order to meet business targets
  • Negotiating price to minimise expenditure and achieve cost reductions in line with business objectives
  • Develop new suppliers and new process capabilities to drive improvements, reduce costs and increase efficiencies.
  • Work within IATF16949 standards and practices 
  • Network within other business locations on shared suppliers / key commodities, taking the lead when necessary.
  • Participate in wider business issues to ensure the success of the business.

The candidate-

As a Procurement/Supply Chain Manager, you will have a degree in an engineering discipline or a proven track record within a procurement background. The successful candidate will ideally have experience working within an Automotive/IATF16949 arena although other sectors will be considered. As Procurement/Supply Chain Manager you will have experience covering a diverse range of commodities including castings, machined parts and raw materials. Experience of developing a supply base within the Far East andEastern Europewould be an advantage. A pre requisite for this role is a determined/tenacious attitude to ensure that Purchasing plays a key part in the further development and success of the business.

The client-

Our client is an established, market leading engineering business.

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