Banner Default Image

Procurement Manager

Location: Essex Salary: Package
Sector: Client Delivery, Electronics, Defence, Engineering, Space, Technology Type: Permanent
Contact: Jeremy Farley Job Published: 20 days ago

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Location: Essex + Home Working

Salary: £DOE+ Package

Key Skills: Procurement, Supply, Manufacturing, Components, Medical, Engineering, Aerospace, Defence, Supplier, RFI, RFP, Production, Materials, Forecasting, Change Management

An experienced Procurement Manager is required to play a key role in managing the global supply base responsible for delivering materials into a complex manufacturing system. You will operate in a challenging environment, specifically managing the procurement requirements of several development projects that will require high mix, low volume materials and components.

The Role:

So, what will you be doing as a Procurement Manager?

  • Work closely with and be a designated point of contact to internal product and project teams to identify procurement requirements and project/product scope.
  • Identify potential new suppliers and asses their suitability for the long-term requirements of the product, project and business.
  • Write and issue detailed Request for Information / Request for Proposal documents to enable a full and robust supplier selection process.
  • Review and benchmark supplier responses to RFI's / RFP's to enable strong supplier recommendations that take into account commercial, technical and quality requirements.
  • Ensuring relevant costing strategies are implemented to achieve best possible pricing.
  • Establish contracts and framework agreements to ensure security of supply and delivery of improvements against KPIs.
  • Implement and progress effective supplier development plans, yielding tangible improvements.
  • Co-ordinate activities between engineering and suppliers to improve the manufacturability of materials, components and assemblies based on operational priorities.
  • Manage supplier performance, drawing on your experience and performance data to yield consistent improvements.
  • Potential line management responsibilities for a person with the right skills.
  • Partaking in Corporate and BU led cost down activities across the supply base.
  • Control of the sourcing strategy for a selected group of commodities. You will be given full autonomy to make changes to the supply base and drive improvements as desired

What are we looking for in our next Procurement Manager?

  • Significant procurement experience in a highly technical /engineering environment.
  • Significant experience working in a direct manufacturing environment (preferably low volume / high mix).
  • Knowledge of supply chain, material management, demand forecasting and engineering change management principles.
  • The ability to work with excel to compile and evaluate data will be an important aspect of your role.
  • Be MS Office proficient - Word, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, PowerPoint.
  • Be able to manage change in the right way.

My client is keen to get this position filled ASAP, so if you feel you have the skills and desire to provide passion and drive as the next Procurement Manager, this is the opportunity for you!

So, if you are interested in joining a well-established, renowned, globally recognised organisation working with experts in their field as the next Procurement Manager, hit that apply button now!


Security Clearance (SC) or eligibility to gain is required to be considered for this vacancy

Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business.
We will contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. For a copy of our privacy policy please visit our website.

Similar Jobs

Commercial Manager

Farnborough + Benefits

Commercial Manager Farnborough BriefCommercial Manager needed for a leading defence systems & electronics organisation based in Farnborough who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Commercial Manager that takes pride in their work. The successful...


Aerospace Systems Engineer

Salisbury Negotiable

Aerospace Systems Engineer SalisburyPermanentSalary: Negotiable BriefAerospace Systems Engineers needed for a leading defence and aerospace organisation based in the Salisbury area who are looking to employ an experienced and well-rounded Aerospace Systems Engineer t...


Senior / Principal Aerospace Systems Engineer

Salisbury Negotiable

Senior / Principal Aerospace Systems Engineer SalisburyPermanentSalary: Negotiable BriefSenior / Principal Aerospace Systems Engineers needed for a leading defence and aerospace organisation based in the Salisbury area who are looking to employ an experienced and wel...


Engineering Manager

Bedford £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits

Engineering ManagerBedfordFull time Permanent BriefI am looking for an experienced and disciplined Engineering Manager to lead and manage the Systems Engineering Team and to be responsible for the engineering excellence of the company's wind tunnels, test rigs and s...


Manufacturing Manager


Manufacturing ManagerCreweFull time Permanent BriefWould you like to play a key role leading, developing and manufacturing operations processes to safely and reliably meet customer and business expectations in terms of SHE, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People? We curr...


Software Engineering Manager

Westbury £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits

Software Engineering ManagerWestburyFull time Permanent BriefThe First Line Engineering Manager (SW Function) primary responsibility will be to provide leadership support, guidance and direction to the Engineering staff assigned. Primary Responsibilities:To champion...


Data Science Manager

London plus an awesome benefits package

Data Science Manager City of LondonStrong salary and attractive benefits on offer!This is an outstanding role for a hands-on Data Scientist to work within a fun and inspirational organisation with a global reach, in order to attract, retain and engage with customers ...


Project Manager - Diagnostic

Cambridgeshire £350 - £400 per day

Project Manager - Diagnostic Remote Initially (Cambridgeshire based post Covid)6 - months contract BriefProject Manager - Diagnostic needed for a highly reputable Pharmaceutical organisation based in Cambridgeshire who are looking to employ an experienced and well-r...