3 months ago

Procurement Specialist

Oxford 45K - 60K Permanent

Job Reference: 1007981

A pioneering battery R&D company are currently seeking a Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager to lead the whole procurement process from the specification until operation. You will have a multi-million pound budget and will be responsible for buying very expensive and technical capital equipment but also looking into the battery material supply chain.

Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager Duties:

  • Lead whole procurement process from the specification und until operation with a specific focus on CAPEX equipment.
  • Develop procurement strategy and vendor data base.
  • Ensure that purchasing policies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Assess tenders from potential suppliers
  • Work with suppliers to measure effective performance, quality, and compliance.
  • Strong knowledge in relevant UK legislation and regulations.
  • Strong negations skills

The Successful Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager will have:

  • A strong background within engineering purchasing – a specific experience of CAPEX equipment is of extreme interest.
  • A relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred, or HND, BTEC Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications.
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is strongly desired.
  • Demonstrable experience managing suppliers and closing procurements and contracts with significant business budgets.
  • Knowledge to understand technical specifications
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and organise multiple work streams
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