Purchasing Manager - Ford & Stanley

Purchasing Manager

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum

Are you looking to work within an industry that employs in the region of 200,000 and a turnover of £18.4Bn across the UK?

Ford & Stanley Ltd, the specialists within the Rail & Manufacturing industries are currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Procurement Manager for a major client which has delivered significant revenue and profit growth over the past four years, positioning the firm as a market leader in its sector. Reporting to the Operations Director you will also work closely with the Projects Director.

Key responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for all purchases within the company (current t/o c £10m), and the delivery of quality product in time and to cost - offering purchasing guidance and support to other business units within the company, e.g. new projects etc.
  • Implement & plan to assure that orders meet specified quality and delivery times and minimise the total cost of purchases
  • Mentor buyers and raise the profile and professionalism of the Procurement function
  • Deliver year on year cost saving
  • Work to action plans and timelines for assigned sourcing projects
  • Establish and maintain supplier base in India & Europe in conformance with guidance from Management
  • Handle requests for information, quotations, proposals, and bidding processes
  • Evaluate current and potential supply base in line with quality, delivery, and cost objectives
  • Negotiate with suppliers to meet quality, delivery, and cost objectives
  • Work with the Buyers and Management to guarantee supply
  • Establish and maintain rapport with all levels of supplier personnel and internal customers
  • Identify opportunities and implement actions to achieve efficiencies

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree or equivalent in fields of supply chain, engineering, or manufacturing
  • Good knowledge of MRP, Bill of Materials and stock control as a minimum
  • An Engineering background or experience in an engineering environment desired
  • Managing staff
  • Sourcing from China and India

Other titles

Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer

£35,000 - £45,000

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