• Permanent
  • Norwich
  • Market related USD / Year
  • Market related

Technique Recruitment Solutions

Technique Recruitment Solutions are working alongside a global machinery and print manufacturer based in Norwich.  A new opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Manager to join their team.  The company offers an excellent benefits package as well as a great team environment

The successful candidate will have purchasing experience within an MRP driven manufacturing environment and ideally a recognised qualification within purchasing and/or team building

Global purchasing experience would be advantageous but not essential

Key Duties and Responsibilities will include

• Develop and implement procurement strategies that align with the company’s overall objectives, focusing on cost reduction, quality improvement, and supply chain efficiency.
• Forecast procurement needs based on historical spending data, forecasts, SIOP data and departmental requests, adjusting strategies to meet changing market conditions and business
requirements.

Supplier Management
• In Collaboration with the supply chain manager Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers based on criteria such as price, quality, service, and reliability to ensure a consistent and cost-effective supply
of products and services.
• In collaboration with the supply chain manager negotiate contracts with suppliers to secure advantageous terms, including pricing, delivery schedules, and payment conditions.
• Manage and review supplier performance to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and to address any issues related to quality, delivery, or service.

Cost Control and Savings
• Analyse spending patterns and identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements within the purchasing process.
• In collaboration with the overall department strategy and the manager of supply chain Implement cost reduction initiatives such as outsourcing to lower cost regions, negotiating better terms with
suppliers, and partnering closely with manufacturing engineering to reduce overall product cost.
• Monitor and report on cost savings and cost avoidance metrics to senior management, demonstrating the value contributed by the purchasing department.

Inventory and Logistics Management
• Optimize stock levels, minimizing holding costs while ensuring the availability of critical materials.
• Collaborate with logistics and supply chain teams to ensure timely delivery of materials.
• In collaboration with logistics review opportunities for cost savings on inbound logistics.

Quality Assurance and Compliance
• Establish and maintain quality standards for purchased goods and services, ensuring they meet or exceed the organization’s requirements.
• Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements related to procurement activities, including environmental regulations, safety standards, and ethical sourcing practices.

Process Improvement and Technology Integration
• Streamline procurement processes through the adoption of best practices and the implementation of technology solutions, such as Oracle E1 and Hubble.
• Stay abreast of industry trends and innovations in procurement and supply chain management to continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Leadership and Team Development
• Lead, mentor, and develop the procurement team, promoting a culture of high performance, continuous improvement, and professional growth.
• Foster collaboration among team members and with other departments to ensure that the purchasing strategies support broader organizational goals.

Risk Management
• In collaboration with the supply chain manager Identify potential supply chain risks and develop strategies to mitigate these risks, ensuring business continuity and operational resilience.
• Raise and manage Purchase Orders generated on the company business system in compliance with the ISO9001:2015 Purchasing Procedures, ensuring that they are accurate and reflect the current
MRP/business demands.
• Apply and enforce the company Defective Material Report (DMR) system.
• Apply and enforce the Purchasing Departments LDR (Late Delivery Report) process.
• Make independent decisions on procurement matters within set financial constraints.

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