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Head of Purchasing

Reference2692530001_733852
RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorChemicals, Engineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Pharmaceutical & Biotech
Salary£55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Town/CitySouth West England
LocationsCornwall, Devon, Dorset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted11 October 2017

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A leading manufacturing business that is evolving and going through transformation are looking to appoint a Head of Purchasing for an excellent opportunity based in the South West.



As Head of Purchasing you will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead the UK procurement teams to implement better procurement processes to improve business decisions.
  • Implement procurement strategy to support the business to meet short, medium and long term objectives.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to drive transformation within a complex supply chain.
  • Engage with suppliers to negotiate terms and implement measures to improve OTIF and service.
  • Reduce number of suppliers (UK and global) to simplify procurement processes.
  • Ability to lead, coach and develop a team to drive "best in class" procurement practices.



Successful candidate must possess the following:

  • CIPS qualified or equivalent
  • Proven track record leading a procurement function within a matrix structure.
  • Experience managing multi-million pound spend across direct & indirect spend.
  • Must have experience implementing a procurement strategy to improve procurement processes and improve overall business efficiency.
  • Ability to engage with key stakeholders and possess leadership capability to bring about change.
  • Ensure procurement is fully involved within key business decisions and offer a value add proposition to the business.
  • Ideally have an understanding of SAP - not essential.



This is an excellent opportunity within a global organisation, if you are interested in this role please click reply or contact Neil Morgan on 0161 2147400 for more information.





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