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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Commodity Manager

Leyland, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £38000 - £45000/annum

Want to work for one of Britain's leading manufacturers? How about PACCAR's established centre for light and medium duty truck design, development and manufacture? Well now you can! This company which is recruiting for a Purchasing Manager is regularly praised for its efficiency, safety and cleanliness In both internal and external benchmarking exercises.

You will have responsibility for Purchasing activities relating to the DAF LF, CF and XF models. This responsibility requires the management of the Supply Base and sourcing activities to support projects within their UK, European and South American facilities, in order to improve the Quality and Cost competitiveness of the product.


* Management of a high value commodity package including development of suppliers to ensure total cost sourcing decisions are made in line with PACCAR requirements

* Achievement and reporting of Company targets on cost control, quality improvement and lead time improvement

* Development of partnership relationships with vendors

* Work with suppliers to implement PACCARs Cost Management Programme and ensure Six Sigma projects are defined and implemented

* Understand commodities managed at multiple levels and develop short, medium and long-term commodity strategies

* Identify and lead a number of cost reduction projects

* Manage a complex and varied workload, ensuring attention is maintained on key actions

What do you need?

* Very strong interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills

* Good commercial awareness

* Confident presenter at senior management level

* Good Quality, Engineering, Process and Materials background

* CIPS Membership is desirable

* Self-motivated, flexible and team player with ability to meet deadlines

* Demonstrable administrative and IT skills

* Essential to be educated to degree qualification

* Desirable Six Sigma Greenbelt certified

* Driving License & Passport and be prepared to work away/abroad.

Why should you work here?

* 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays

* Defined contribution Master Trust pension arrangement, provided by Aviva

* Medical Scheme, including dental, optical and outpatient provision

* Extensive opportunities for personal growth, such as education programs and (online) training courses

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