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Interim Purchasing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsEssex, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 May 2018

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  • Support the company's business strategy by developing and managing a supply base that can provide them with the best value, highest quality, and lowest total cost supply chain solution in order to secure a sustainable competitiveness advantage and support the recognition of the company as a quality and technology leader.

Client Details
  • Global industrial manufacturer

  • Actively participate as required in the nomination process of new suppliers and the contract agreements affecting the plants and supply area under his/her responsibility.
  • Assure the necessary operating support to the Commodity Buyers and Managers in the management of the local supply base.
  • Escalate any local market or supply base related subject requiring the acknowledgement or involvement of other Purchasing agents.
  • Support the initiatives related to the improvement of the cost and efficiency of the Materials, Components, Investments and Services used in order to meet the company’s yearly and long term objectives.
  • Maintain the local ERP system with the most up to date and correct supply base information according to the inputs of the corresponding company purchasing authorized agents.
  • Manage the product change requests and trigger the necessary actions within the Purchasing community.
  • Act as required as the Purchasing interface to the local initiatives triggering the necessary actions within the company's Purchasing community.
  • Act as required as the local representative to all matters related to Purchasing inside or outside the Company.
  • Lead the Purchasing activities for non-production material, closing out contracts, price negotiations and supplier changes according to the established decision levels.
  • Collaborate with the corporate initiatives for non-production material providing the necessary inputs and operative support.
  • Lead the Purchasing activities for local ‘engineered to order’ material, closing out supply contracts according to the established decision levels and informing the affected Commodity Buyers.
  • Manage the local budget preparation process from a Purchasing stand point according to the guidelines of Corporate Purchasing and the inputs of the respective Commodity Managers.
  • Assure the correct execution of the established reporting structure.
  • Execute the Procedures, Operative Instructions and Reporting Systems defined by Purchasing, so that the assigned functions can be correctly executed, results and information correctly consolidated, decisions adequately taken and intercompany communication facilitated

  • Proven experience of at least 5 years in Supply Chain management in an international industrial environment, preferably within a Purchasing Organization, out of a minimum total working experience of 10 years.
  • University or equivalent degree level of academic education related to the job scope (engineering, economics, business management, etc).
  • Purpose driven individual, target oriented and used to work under pressure.
  • Proactive person to permanently look out for improvement opportunities through product and/or supplier changes.
  • Good negotiation skills in order to obtain the better procurement conditions while good and professional relationships with suppliers are kept.
  • Flexibility as to resolve external and internal conflict situations.
  • Availability to extensive travelling and willing to work in a true international environment with individuals of different cultures and nationalities.
  • Business fluent in English and the local language.

Job Offer
  • Competitive salary at a great company

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