Purchasing Manager

Posted 19/06/2024 by Probe UK

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WV1, Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
£55,000 - £60,000/annum + Bonus, Pension


With nearly 50 years of experience behind them, this is a global company that continues to grow, having doubled in size over the last five years. They consider themselves to be agile and highly innovative, embracing the technology associated within the industry.  The business has a strong family culture which provides a positive working environment where employees feel valued and trusted. They are big advocates of personal development, growth and progression, with many success stories of this across the company. 

Role Overview

** Previous purchasing management / management of a small team experience in a manufacturing procurement environment is essential **

This important role within the Supply Chain Team requires a committed and customer focused individual with a supplier centric approach to global multi-site manufacturing.  There will be opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of company products and the Supply Chain. This will involve gaining knowledge of Suppliers, Products, and Global Operational activity.  You will be proactive and driven to support the business units to generate growth through your pragmatic and imaginative approach to the Procurement and Supply Chain activity.

You will have responsibility for a small team, parts availability and inventory planning whilst also coordinating process improvements and cost reduction activities.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • £55,000 - £60,000
  • 37.5 hours per week, with flexibility (latest start time is 8:30am, earliest finish time 4:00pm)
  • The chance to join a very successful and growing business
  • Up to 10.5% company pension
  • Company bonus
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Cash health plan
  • A modern, forward-thinking place to work

Commutable From: Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Kidderminster  

Candidate Requirements (but not limited to)

  • Previous purchasing management / management of a small team experience in a manufacturing procurement environment is essential. 
  • The Purchasing Manager must be prepared to be hands-on in the stores if required. You will be adaptable, resilient and able to deal with ambiguity. This is a very fast paced environment, with short lead times. 
  • CIPS qualification ideally (MCIPS is preferred but isn’t essential).
  • Previous experience of managing a small team in a manufacturing procurement or supply chain role.
  • Proven negotiation skills, contract management and the ability to forge relationships across all levels of the business. Commercial and financial acumen, with sound analytical skills and attention to detail and the ability to work strategically, tactically and operationally.
  • Demonstrated “global mindset” with the ability to think across disciplines, industries, cultures and scenarios.
  • High work ethic with strong focus on excellent customer service, with good presentation and communication skills. 
  • Committed to working harmoniously with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.
  • A willingness to travel and work in a global team of professionals - clean UK driving licence required

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • Manage spend on materials across multiple manufacturing sites taking a sustainable supplier centric approach.
  • Negotiate stock holding agreements or other methods to enable smooth materials flow.
  • Ownership of the supply base across UK, Europe, Asia, US and other viable locations which may be identified through a strategic sourcing approach.
  • Careful planning to minimise company inventory whilst ensuring that sales order OTIF can operate at minimum 98% i.e. 
  • Ownership of stock availability to enable effective management of stock levels to ensure optimization of ‘right parts, right place, right quantity, right time. 
  • Identify and mitigate risks in the supply chain to maximise customer order delivery success.
  • Effective communication of any parts availability risk ensuring that all options to resolve any availability concern is fully explored and appropriate action taken.
  • Ensuring that expedite and deferral requirements are carried out effectively across the team.

Please Note: Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Our aim is to help you secure the best possible future for yourself & this is a totally FREE service to all our Candidates.

If you believe that your skills and experience match what we are looking for please call me or APPLY and I will be in touch.

Should you want to learn more about any of our PURCHASING & LOGISTICS vacancies, or should you just want to discuss your particular needs, then please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email, to have an informal, confidential chat.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Purchasing & Logistics Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

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