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Purchasing Manager

Ref code: DWC99098962
£45k - 50k per year
Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England
Office Based


SF Recruitment are working with a global manufacturing business in Wolverhampton to recruit a purchasing manager. Manufacturing unique, innovative products the business has a global footprint, coupled with exciting growth plans over the coming years.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategically manage material expenditure across multiple manufacturing sites, prioritizing sustainable supplier relationships.
  • Negotiate stock holding agreements and other strategies to ensure seamless material flow.
  • Take ownership of the supply base across various regions, optimizing through strategic sourcing.
  • Plan meticulously to minimize inventory while maintaining sales order on-time in-full (OTIF) at a minimum of 98%.
  • Ensure stock availability for efficient inventory management, adhering to the principle of 'right parts, right place, right quantity, right time.'
  • Identify and mitigate supply chain risks to enhance customer order fulfillment.
  • Effectively communicate parts availability risks, exploring all resolution options and taking appropriate actions.
  • Oversee expedite and deferral requirements across the team.
  • Timely placement of purchase orders for both system-driven manufacturing materials and requisitioned parts.
  • Drive process improvements in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
  • Develop suppliers to meet key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Manage vendor performance, including participation in supplier audits.
  • Identify and negotiate with potential new suppliers to secure favorable terms.
  • Engage with stakeholders internally and externally at all levels.
  • Participate in new product development (NPD), new product introduction (NPI), and engineering change activities, coordinating effectively with suppliers and managing stock requirements.
  • Support strategic customers effectively.
  • Provide assistance for general procurement, supply chain, and operational needs.

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • Preferably MCIPS qualified or working towards it.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Manufacturing preferred.
  • Ability to work strategically, tactically, and operationally.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years' experience managing a small team in manufacturing procurement or supply chain roles.
  • Proven negotiation skills, contract management abilities, and adeptness at building relationships across all organizational levels.
  • Commercial and financial acumen, coupled with strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated global mindset, capable of navigating across disciplines, industries, cultures, and scenarios.
  • Strong work ethic with a focus on delivering excellent customer service.
  • Effective presentation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in interpreting technical and safety regulatory information.
  • Commitment to collaborative leadership and cross-functional teamwork.
  • Willingness to travel and collaborate within a global professional team.
  • Clean UK driving license required.
  • Alignment with our organizational culture emphasizing action, accountability, and teamwork.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguous situations.

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