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Date Added: Thu 28/04/2022

Purchasing Manager

Norwich, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Technique Recruitment Solutions are a specialist engineering recruitment company based in Norwich.  We are proud to be working with a global machinery manufacturer based in Norwich who have a new opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join their team

The successful candidate will possess management of a small team along with purchasing experience in an MRP driven manufacturing environment.
Value stream mapping experience and evidence of successful implementation is required along with strong organisation and negotiation skills.  
A recognised qualification in purchasing in a manufacturing environment is preferable as well as purchasing experience within a machine or print based industry

Key Performance Indicators
Supplier on-time delivery to target.
Stock turns to target.
DIO / weeks in hand to target.
Purchase price variance to target.
Inventory to budget
Supplier risk mitigation to plan.

Key Accountabilities
Recommend, develop, present and execute procurement strategies across all channels of purchasing.
Provide leadership & guidance to the Purchasing Team to achieve on-time availability of parts whilst maintaining inventory levels, stock turns to target, quality and managing purchase price variance.
Manage the Purchasing Team and ensuring day-to-day management of all supplier accounts takes place.
To include the evaluation and selection of new suppliers, general purchasing transactions, inventory controls (stock levels), on-time order delivery and control of costs.
Manage the technical purchasing process. Supporting the purchasing team and working within the Engineering & NPD Teams in identifying, evaluating & selecting suitable suppliers in support of new
developments & product enhancements.
Manage and mitigate purchasing risk associated with single sourcing & obsolescence.
Increase value within the supply chain through actively decreasing waste and improving process.
Seek to reduce purchase price variance by developing purchasing strategies and new suppliers.
Report on purchasing KPI's and present at team meetings.
Assist & head (as appropriate) continuous improvement projects.
Create policies and procedures for risk management and mitigation.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager shall include; but not be limited to the following:

Provide leadership & guidance to the Purchasing Team to achieve on-time availability of parts whilst managing inventory, maintaining quality & controlling cost
Take the lead in developing and monitoring improvements to the processes used within Purchasing in cooperation with the other departments that are part of the overall manufacturing & supply process.
Represent the Purchasing Department at management, key development & business meetings as required.
Coach & train team members in new or existing processes as required to maintain flexibility of skill sets.
Create & maintain best practice guides for all departmental processes.
Continuously monitor each team members performance & appraise this with the individual quarterly as part of the company's appraisal process, providing constructive feedback & guidance.
Set objectives for each team member that aligns with the company's corporate goals & strategies; monitor achievement against these goals & report this as part of the company's appraisal process.
Re-assign duties within the Purchasing Team to ensure the most effective use of resource to achieve the departments required performance & objectives.
Demonstrate continuous effort to streamline work processes, reduce lead-times and work cooperatively with other team members towards improving the purchasing operation.
Work collaboratively cross-departmentally to improve business processes
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