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The job holder will responsible for a wide range of key op rational aspects of supply chain and procurement.

They will also play a key role in motivated and training the purchasing team to all work to a common purpose and standard operating procedures encouraging team members to support each other and enable a common learning and method of work.

Client Details

Our client is a engineering group with a global presence


Key responsibilities include:

  • Achieving the most competitive pricing in relation to various sourcing activities undertaken.
  • Conducting regular business reviews with suppliers
  • Supporting day to day management of all assigned supplier accounts.
  • Introducing ongoing measures of customer satisfaction by way of jointly agreed performance targets.
  • Taking an active role in identification and development of new sources of supply.
  • Analyse current market trends across assigned portfolio.
  • Operate an efficient process for the administration and sourcing of customer ad hoc requirements.
  • Demonstrate the delivery of annual cost saving initiatives, to benefit and meet the current needs of the business.
  • Ensure all deadlines for the commodity group are followed through the use of planning tools.
  • Global travelling may be required from time to time , on company business where necessary and with due notice.
  • Produce and distribute KPI performance measure for the purchasing department.
  • Demonstrate delivery of annual cost saving initiatives.


  • Previous Exposure of buying procedures and process
  • good negotiation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to effectively influence key stakeholders.
  • Proven track record on reducing cost/lead-times & delivery terms
  • General accountancy/finance knowledge would be beneficial
  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing process and procedures desirable
  • CIPS qualification or equivalent would be advantageous

Job Offer

Salary up to £31,000.

12 Month Fixed Term Contract.

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