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Purchasing Programme Lead

Job Title

Purchasing Programme Lead

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £55,000 per annum
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 November 2018

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  • Responsible for coordinating and supporting all Purchasing activity in relation to all NPI activity.
  • A diverse role where you will work closely with other areas of the business

Client Details

A Muilti-National OEM


  • Programme Scope: Ensure the scope and targets of the new programme (s) is understood and communicated to the various Purchasing Teams in order to facilitate early supplier engagement.

  • Long Lead Time Tracking: Support engineering in constructing a drawing release plan capable of supporting the overall timing requirements and to project manage the long lead time parts. To work with the various category teams in the creation of appropriate countermeasures and monitor the supplier delivery of those plans.

  • Supplier Performance: Support the construction of a Synthetic BOM and provide a summary of the existing supplier performance that includes development plans where appropriate.

  • Programme Strategy: Support the development of a programme specific sourcing strategy that identifies BCC opportunities and new suppliers for key components.

  • Pre Award Feasibility Reviews: Identify appropriate suppliers to participate in pre award feasibility reviews in order to gain an understanding of the technical capability of the supplier. To chair the reviews in order to conduct a risk assessment prior to an award of business.

  • Confidentiality: Manage the completion of supplier Non-Disclosure Agreements for specific programmes.

  • Fit for Purpose Sign Off: Support Engineering with the Fit for Purpose Sign off procedure. (Both pre and Final installation sign off)

  • Advanced Product Quality Planning: Assess suppliers ‘risk’ on new programmes, agree the list of suppliers requiring either passive or active APQP and project manage the process.

  • Delivery and ISIR status: Report the overall status and actively support the monitoring of timing plans and expediting of parts and / or quality documents.

  • Supplier Operational Sign Off: Identify appropriate suppliers to participate in the Supplier Operational Sign-Off process and the associated procedure in order to carry out the activity. Support the assessment of part (s) handling throughout the business process in order to ensure best quality is consistently delivered, evaluate efficiency opportunities and strive towards operational excellence.

  • Cost Reporting: Work together with Engineering and the various Purchasing teams in order to support the target creation process and report the consolidated status, the progress and the cost saving opportunities throughout the launch of a programme.

  • Launch Readiness: Identify appropriate suppliers to participate in the Launch Readiness process and manage any associated risk identified following this activity.

  • Gate Reviews: Prepare the papers summarising the overall Purchasing position for the NPIP gate reviews and represent the function when appropriate.

  • Educated to degree level (Business or Engineering preferable)

  • CIPS

  • 5 Years relevant experience

  • Customer focused background

  • Flexibility to travel

Job Offer

A competitive package

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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