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Purchasing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
Salary£60,000 to £70,000 per annum
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 August 2017

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The Purchasing Manager role is required to build a robust supply chain, increase business profitability by reducing costs and developing strategic supplier relationships.

Client Details

Innovative automotive startup based in Oxfordshire that supply a range of the World's leading automotive OEMs. Having just taken on new premises in January to establish manufacturing they are now looking to a appoint a Purchasing Manager to create and manage a true Purchasing department.


  • Identifying short and long term opportunities to develop suppliers, through resourcing or building on relationships already in place.
  • A technical background and ability to learn quickly are critical to understanding the needs of the business.
  • You will be in control of the full process from supplier identification and auditing, contract negotiations, quotations and scheduling, through to metrics and quality performance measurement.
  • You will have experience of working with power semiconductors, microprocessors and general electronic components.


  • The ideal candidate must be capable of working under their own initiative, identifying issues, and working to resolve without supervision.
  • Engineering understanding and how to help in achieving TS16949 but to focus on the commercial purchasing area.
  • In depth understanding of automotive processes and procedures but also be able to work in an organisation undergoing tremendous growth and change.

Job Offer

£60,000 - £65,000 + benefits.

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