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Head of Procurement


Head of Procurement

Attractive Remuneration Package 

Based Leicester

Our client is a leading manufacturer and subcontractor of special purpose machinery and metal fabricated components. They offer unrivalled products to a diverse number of markets including Aerospace, Rail, Oil & Gas, Defence & Infrastructure. 
This is a fast paced  role, covering all categories of spend areas and to develop and improve working relationships with suppliers in support of the company's purchasing strategy.
The successful candidate must have a proven track record in a similar purchasing role,  and ideally have experience within the Manufacturing Industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee all purchasing and tracking of spend to budget of buying engineering parts, materials and indirect services.
  • Manage the internal purchasing process and the placing of orders with external suppliers, keeping track of goods inwards deliveries to the schedule
  • Review purchase requests, and ensure approval is in place for large spend items before discussions and negotiations commence.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for the business to make immediate and long-term cost savings.
  • Improve the systems & processes in support of better stock management to help improve production efficiency, this includes maintaining minimum and maximum stock levels.

What experience would you need to be considered?
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate efficiently with suppliers, customers and all areas of the business
  • Engineering knowledge and experience of buying in an engineering environment 
  • Experience of ISO 9001 or Quality Assurance advantageous 
  • Computer literate with clean drivers license.
  • Good commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail
  • Experience of Manufacturing/Stores/Drawing office environment and associated procedures
Apply now or arrange a call to understand more about this role.

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