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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£18 to £22 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted20 February 2018

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You will play a lead procurement role, in the transition of a manufacturing process to China.

Undertaking a wide variety of purchasing responsibilities

Please not this role will NOT require travel to China

Client Details

A Global Manufacturer.


Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities

Stay current and up to date on any changes that may affect the supply and demand of needed products and materials and advise others of any impact

Attend meetings and update others on issues or concerns, in particular when there is a risk which could prevent the organisation meeting customer demands or where there are over capacity concerns

Support product change requests and review and communicate the impact on capacity plans

Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communications

Manage and support the existing supply chain issues, to ensure a seem-less transition of the water cooled production to China.

Visit suppliers – undertake off site visits to understand the supplier issues, and gain an understanding of the process.

Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations

Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers

Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible

Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required

Develop creative and innovative procurement processes

Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement

Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods

Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities

Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships

Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.

Explore alternate sources for goods and materials

Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers

Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements

Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers

Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues


The successful candidate will be an accomplished buyer within a manufacturing environment. Ideally with a proven track record of LCC sourcing .

Job Offer

Competitive Hourly Rate

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