Job Title: Procurement & Purchasing Manager

Position Type: Permanent

Salary: £40,000-45,000 per annum DOE

Shift Pattern: 07:30 – 16:30 With additional hours as required by the business

Location: Rutland based with travel to additional sites

Reporting To: The Directors

A unique opportunity to join an established and growing business with firm connections to

prestigious marques within the automotive industry

Our client based in Rutland  is seeking to recruit a dynamic and results driven Procurement & Purchasing Manager to drive their established and ever growing team.

The Role:

  • Be in control of the full purchasing and procurement process from initial supplier identification and validation, contract negotiations, quotations and scheduling, through to metrics and quality performance measurement
  • Use the business’ ERP software to understand Bill of Material demand requirements, and procure materials in order to satisfy these demands, whilst maintaining stock holding targets
  • Conduct research and utilise industry knowledge to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
  • Develop the purchasing strategy including internal processes
  • Assist in the development of the business’ strategic suppliers
  • Attend meetings and support the business’ New Product Introduction process
  • Manage the work of other members of staff – principally the responsibility for Raw Material Stores and the Goods-In Process
  • Ensure suppliers are aware of the business’ objectives
  • Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided
  • Authorise invoices
  • Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities
  • Produce reports and statistics using computer software

Key Skills:

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of a similar role within the automotive or similar industry (Tier1, Tier2 or OEM)
  • In depth understanding of automotive processes and procedures (including experience with their Quality Accreditations: TS16949 and similar)
  • To be able to work in an organisation undergoing growth and change
  • A positive “can do” attitude, with a willingness for flexibility and the ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships
  • The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • Commercial awareness, with an excellent standard of numeracy in order to analyse data
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • A flair for negotiation and networking
  • Display a confident, yet tactful and diplomatic approach

The Benefits:

  • Excellent opportunities for long term career progression
  • High level of decision making autonomy
  • Free car parking
  • Pension
  • Plus the usual benefits of working with a major UK manufacturing business