Procurement Manager (Engineering)

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    Kent, England

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    Up to £55000 per annum

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    Inside Out Purchasing & Supply

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  • Duration:

    Ongoing (Perm)

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Inside Out Purchasing & Supply has been engaged by a leading manufacturing business to recruit an experienced Procurement Manager. This role comes with excellent benefits including Car Allowance.

Your Experience
* Strong purchasing management background with experience in Procurement in an Engineering environment.
* Proven track record of delivering cost savings without compromising on Quality and Delivery.
* Management of a team of buyers, preferably both indirect and direct.
* Using MRP systems.

The Role

Responsible for a small team of direct buyers and 1 indirect procurement specialist.

Effectively manage all aspects of supplier relationships in a strategic manner to ensure continuity of supply whilst ensuring commercial terms are suitable for the long term aims

Encourage a competitive and varied supply market by applying best practice tools and techniques to analyse spend and gain maximum strategic and tactical advantage.

Able to calculate batch sizes to both manage cost reduction and reduce in-house transactions whilst still optimising inventory levels to ensure product availability in collaboration with the Supply Chain Analyst.

Promote supplier relationship management and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. Costs, Service and Quality).

Strong focus on contract management, managing both tender and negotiation processes for new contracts and contract renewals.

Equally strong focus on supplier KPI's, further developing and utilising vendor score cards for effective decision making.

Working cross-functionally with key business areas such as Operations, Engineering, Quality and Supply Chain Management.

To provide appropriate procurement input to New Product Introduction projects and ensure that a robust supply chain is in place from initial launch to long term security of supply.