3 weeks ago

Purchasing Lead

Solihull Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1315436

Posted on behalf of

Sprint Power

Our client, an ambitious engineering and technology company specializing in low carbon vehicles is currently looking for a Purchasing Lead to join their team! The successful candidate will purchase goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality, and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.


The Purchasing Lead will:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities.
  • Conduct research for new components and suppliers.
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers.
  • Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.
  • 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.


The Purchasing Lead will have:

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred, ONC, A Levels, City & Guilds Level 3, BTEC National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma or equivalent NVQ level 3 qualification.
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders, and suppliers.
  • Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment.
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture, and customer order fulfilment.
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills.


For more information regarding this exciting opportunity, please apply online and we will be in touch shortly!

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