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Location: North West England, England Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing, Automotive, Defence Type: Permanent
Contact: Chris Taylor

Are you a Purchasing Manager looking for a new and exciting role with the opportunity with the potential to grow your career?

Employment Solutions are searching for a Purchasing Manager who will be responsible for a specific key project within our client. The successful person will be managing the transfer of an existing supply chain based in Germany to a UK based supply chain.

This role has real potential for growth and there will be an opportunity for the job holder to grow a small team of Buyers in the future.

Main duties

  • Developing, leading and executing purchasing strategies
  • Building and managing an effective Procurement team
  • Identifying suitable suppliers
  • Preparing RFQ's (Request for Quotation)
  • Quotation analysis
  • Supplier capability reviews
  • Supplier commercial/quality visits both in the UK and abroad

Person Specification

  • Ideally educated to Bachelor level in Engineering, Business Admin, Commerce or other relevant disciplines
  • Ideally CIPS Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
  • Right to Work in the UK
  • Willing to travel (Europe)
  • Clean driving licence

Relevant experience

  • Supply Chain/Procurement experience gained in an Engineering environment (essential)
  • Experience of purchasing for defence projects (ideal)
  • Experience of Long-Term Supply Agreements (essential)
  • Experience of using MRP systems (essential)
  • SAP Experience (Ideal)
  • Experience of understanding Bills of Materials structures (essential)
  • Microsoft Excel intermediate level (essential)
  • Experience of New Product Development (ideal)
  • 4+ years' purchasing management experience