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Job Title

Purchasing Manager

Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Benefitsbenefits & bonus scheme
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted31 August 2018

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Purchasing Manager required for market leading manufacturer based in Bridgend.

Job Description
  • Responsible for the procurement of all goods and services through the supply chain, supporting the implementation of commodity strategies and the management of supplier relationships.
  • Perform value analysis to identify cost improvements, identify and co-ordinate cost-reduction opportunities for materials ensuring correct approvals and evaluations are obtained.
  • Manage Supply Risk from both supplier and individual part perspective with regular assessment and mitigation
  • Communicate proactively with Stakeholders on supply issue ensuring actions are taken to minimise operational impact
  • Analyse and report on supplier performance metrics including development of supplier improvement/development plans where necessary.
  • Develops complex buying strategies to purchase and arrange timely deliveries of supplies and materials for domestic and international purchases.
  • Locating and maintaining best sources of supply for inputs to the manufacturing process and measuring performance criteria (cost / quality / flexibility / delivery etc)
  • Monitor and review supplier performance against contractual standards
  • Understand stock levels, lead times of suppliers and ensure stock levels are appropriate for the business
  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;
  • Negotiate contracts monitoring the quality of service provided;
  • Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors;
  • Constantly question current practices and identify improvement opportunities to propose changes
  • Working with relevant internal stakeholder to develop new supply sources to support existing and new product requirement.
  • Ensure identification and qualification of capable suppliers with involvement and support of technical and quality department where appropriate
  • Lead and develop the buyers to work effectively to meet departmental objectives

To qualify for the role you will have/be:
  • Successful experience in purchasing – demonstrating coverage of key fundamental aspects /responsibilities of the role as described above.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately generate action requirements based on ERP system outputs
  • Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in both written and verbal forms, influence and engage across cross-functional groups.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams.
  • Strong Analytical Skills – ability to deal with large amounts of complex data.
  • Result and quality orientation - highly organised and results oriented with a ‘strong’ quality ethos.
  • Business competence – financial awareness of the ‘inter dependencies’ of procurement decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to drive and deliver new initiatives and business improvements.
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills.

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