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Job Title

Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager

Reference13949456001_190320
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityBedford
LocationsBedfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted10 October 2018

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  • Leading the Purchasing and logistics teams: Accountable for all procurement activities, resources and supplier engagements required to deliver cost effective and quality supply chain solutions.





Client Details

Our client is a leading manufacturing organisation based in Bedford

Description



THE ROLE

  • Leading the Purchasing and logistics teams: Accountable for all procurement activities, resources and supplier engagements required to deliver cost effective and quality supply chain solutions.



  • Global and UK sourcing of bespoke steel and other metal manufactured components, assemblies, electrical components and assemblies. A mixture of bespoke and catalogue parts in a small batch environment.



  • Proactive member of the Operations team working with both operational and engineering leads to deliver continuous business performance improvement.



  • Critical involvement in new product development, providing advice and guidance to the engineering team on costs and supply chain.



  • Setting, developing and managing KPI's including OTIF, Savings, Value engineering.



  • Developing and leading a skilled procurement team capable of managing all commercial supply contracts applying continuous improvement principles to increase and optimise effectiveness and a proactive approach to the business as a whole.



  • Understand and foster an understanding of full business requirements covering financial, budgetary, commercial and technical requirements.



  • Developing a procurement framework across both direct and indirect spend



  • Initiating improvement projects with procurement and Supply chain



  • Work with engineering to foster and develop the strategy of standard configurable machine platforms. Identifying opportunities for modular design. VA/VE and a professional approach to NPD.



  • Ability to drive and manage value from OEM relationships and low leverage environments



  • To foster and mentor the use of ERP / MRP systems to manage the supply chain and project costs. Improving our capability and records for project management.



  • Analysing and improving the business spend of approximately £20m per annum









Profile



  • Demonstrated procurement, sourcing and supply chain management in a manufacturing background



  • Knowledge of relevant commodities and markets



  • Will have developed and managed domestic and international supply chains



  • Professional qualifications; CIPS or equivalent



  • Preferably Degree educated



  • Managed a similar size of spend across direct and indirect commodities



  • Demonstrable evidence of effecting supplier cost saving, delivery and quality performance.



  • Have experience and be the champion of ERP / MRP usage within the procurement / supply chain function .



  • A strong understanding of cost benefit analysis and value engineering.



  • Proven with a high mix, high value engineering led environment



  • Highly developed negotiation skills



  • Ability to influence improvement in under-performing suppliers



  • Develop and drive a procurement strategy through a structured process



  • Development and management of commercial contracts including SLA’s



  • Able to evaluate and develop a relevant, bespoke approach



  • Able to demonstrate effecting change within an organisation / department and the realising the benefits



  • Strong people management skills and good business stakeholder management



  • Develop and build a purchasing team to become trusted advisers and to deliver beyond expectation.



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and suppliers.



  • Problem Solving: Risk controller and resolver for supply chain management





Job Offer

Competitive

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