Our client, based in Sheffield, are searching for a Purchasing Manager (multi-site) due to growth. They are an SME with multiple sites in the UK and further plans to extend that reach globally.
The key responsibilities of this Purchasing Manager (multi-site) will be to:
Directing and managing spend upwards of £18m per annum.
Raising the profile of purchasing and supply chain activities in the Group
Engaging internal and external stakeholders to improve purchasing and supply chain management.
Managing the impact of internal and external challenges on the supply chain.
Developing and delivering annual cost savings strategies.
Conducting supplier visits in Asia to evaluate opportunities for "local" / low cost sourcing whilst assessing potential supply chain risks and mitigation required.
Monitoring and managing the effects of metal commodity fluctuations.
Creating and ensuring strategy buy-in from all stakeholders.
Negotiating agreements and reduced pricing structures.
Managing and cultivating key supplier relationships.
Overseeing the sourcing, auditing and evaluation of new suppliers.
Agreeing KPI's and monitoring cost and performance of major suppliers.
Compiling high-quality, articulate proposals, reports and presentations.
Benchmarking and negotiating rates with national and international freight companies.
Managing the reduction in unallocated and aged stock.
Drafting departmental processes and procedures.
Supply chain risk management.
The Successful Applicant
Ideally applicants for this position of Purchasing Manager (multi-site) will have:
Strong examples of cost saving achievements
Held a similar position and ideally had exposure to working within both large and small organisations
A good understanding of contract compliance - measuring compliance to contract service level agreements (SLA's), contract terms and conditions, pricing agreements and quality (developed in conjunction with QA)
A desire to have full autonomy of a procurement function and it's strategic direction.