Procurement Manager

25 Oct 2019
22 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting and new opportunity to join a highly successful company in Warwick as a Procurement Manager. The salary is GBP48,000.

Duties will include:

Manages and coordinates the company's Strategic Sourcing and Primary Working capital performance activities.

Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self-available to staff; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external)

Proactively and routinely drives spend analysis activities identifying strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned business units and throughout the supply chain environment where applicable.

Research and evaluate suppliers within the framework of the procurement system in order to purchase the highest quality components at the best value, scheduled to arrive with no down time to manufacturing and assembly.

Quote, negotiate, order, and complete transactions with sources in the U.S., China, India, and other countries. Be able to communicate effectively in a variety of cultures.

Prepare purchase orders and all transactions related to purchases such as bid proposals, shipment documentation, revisions, rejection notices, etc.

Monitor supplier performance through a variety of methods, most notably by developing the most effective means of communicating requirements to them and receiving timely responses, as well as managing the logistics of the shipments via truck, sea, or air, as required.

Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance and to determine the need for changes and revisions.

Learn products history, forecast, and order patterns in order to effectively plan requirements and strategic purchasing programs that facilitate timely delivery of goods to the production floor.

Monitor world-wide changes that affect supply and demand, tracking market conditions that impact price trends and delivery constraints. Take proactive steps to insure flow.

Effectively communicate with internal departments on financial issues, quality concerns, technical questions, and other documentation related issues.

The successful candidate must have the following:

Bachelor's degree in Purchasing, Business Administration, or Related field

Engineering related background either through qualification or engineering knowledge

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Experience in Value Stream Mapping, Managed Inventories, and Kanban

7 - 10 years' experience in supply chain management; or equivalent

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions;

Effective Written and Oral Communication

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others; Gives appropriate recognition to others.

Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events

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