Interim Technical Purchasing Manager

Location
East Anglia
Salary
Competitive
Posted
26 Oct 2018
Closes
26 Nov 2018
Ref
JGTPM2018
Job Function
Supply Chain
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

My client is a forward thinking, leading organisation based in East Anglia, who seek an Interim Technical Purchasing professional on a contract basis. My client is renowned as a leader in their field and are making strides across innovation and insight. This is an exciting organisation on an upward trajectory, with a product portfolio of recyclable goods addressing environmental issues across the sustainability agenda. 

The Role:

  • This individual will have accountability for procuring complex, high-value special purpose parts to enable my client to build their own revolutionary machinery.
  • You will work directly with design engineers, producing a structured bill of material for each project and building an inventory management system and process.
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships, negotiate and secure competitive pricing, ensuring cost savings without compromise of product quality.
  • Continuously monitor project progress and highlight any issues, including where costs/timelines may be exceeded, with the ability to demonstrate an action plan of how to overcome these issues.

The Requirements:

  • You will have a demonstrable track record of business achievement within a senior purchasing capacity, coupled with industry experience working across an engineering setting.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of analytical and organisational skills, from industrial, machinery or automotive environments, with the gravitas to create and deliver a high performing purchasing culture.
  • You will be highly motivated with a drive to succeed, coupled with a proven experience ensuring best practice procedures are in place for supplier selection, sourcing of components, competitive tendering, material requirements planning and forecasting.
  • Exceptional verbal and written presentation and communication skills.
  • You will have experience of working with and influencing key business areas.