1 month ago

Purchasing Lead

Solihull Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1210680

Posted on behalf of

Sprint Power

Definition of Procurement:

  

Procurement is defined as: Sourcing, negotiating, and buying of goods, materials and services to meet the Company’s operational requirements.

  

Overall Purpose of the Role:

  

Lead purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

  

Key Responsibilities:

  

General and Task Management

  • Manage supply chain for production and non-production components.
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Assess and negotiate with New Suppliers including the following:
    • o NDA’s
    • o New Supplier process
    • o Contract Management (only equipment at this time)
    • o Terms and Conditions
    • o Audits
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Prepare reports and updates as and when required
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements
  • Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

  

Self-Management

  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together
  • Proactively contributes to the team

  

Skills and Attributes:

  

  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfillment
  • Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Familiarity with SAP (USER / SUPER USER) system would be beneficial

  

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred.
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would also be beneficial
  • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team within an automotive or manufacturing environment is essential
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
  • Experience of contract negotiation and legislation requirements.
  • An understanding of automotive processes and components would be advantageous
  • Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities
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