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Procurement Manager

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, England Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Defence, Medical Devices, Engineering, Space, Life Sciences Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Olly Nixon

Procurement Manager



Our client is a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions in medical, science, aerospace, defence and industrial applications.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a team who manage a 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 with detailed specifications and uncompromising quality requirements. Success will depend on your motivation to autonomously drive strategies and objectives through to completion.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Procurement Manager will include:

  • 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 experience you need to be the successful 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.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager to progress their career. If you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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