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Purchasing Manager - Automotive

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 June 2018

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You will be working in a commercially driven environment, with particular emphasis on supplier development and effective negotiation. You will be working with a highly skilled and motivated team that is keen on developing best practice purchasing techniques and supply chain philosophies.

Client Details

Leading Automotive business based in Surrey

  • Reporting directly to the Head of Purchasing
  • Full procurement responsibility for both pre-series and series expenditure
  • Programme Value +£100m
  • Managing a team of experienced Purchasing professionals
  • To deliver against aggressive targets for the Purchasing function to support organisational growth
  • Primary accountability in the implementation and management of Supplier Contracts
  • Lead complex negotiations and support the teams in the development of long term strategies for multi-million pound projects
  • Create an organisation where talent is supported in its development by training, and mentoring assignments


Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
  • Business Degree / MCIPS qualified
  • Ability to promote best practice purchasing Techniques
  • Leader of a high performing commercial team
  • Proven commercial success / strong negotiator
  • Previous manufacturing / automotive experience
  • Proven supply chain experience in dealing with both high and low value organisations

Personal Attributes:
  • Strong communicator / influencer
  • Capability to lead and influence within a dynamic organisation
  • Results driven
  • Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles
  • Keen attention to accuracy and detail
  • Excellent written and presentational skills

Job Offer

competitive salary and package

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