Working as part of a purchasing team and reporting directly to the Operations Manager, the role will focus mainly on frame agreements, procurement methods, introduction of new parts and suppliers and helping formulate and coordinate strategy within the purchasing team.
This role features all aspects of supplier assessment and management, and negotiation in a timely manner with suppliers on all goods and services. Other key areas include continuous process improvement, and the scheduling and rescheduling of purchase orders in line with rapidly changing demand patterns.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, necessary for developing good working relationships with internal departments to help support their sourcing activities, and also for engaging with suppliers from around the world.
The role requires someone that is analytical and has a good working knowledge of supply chain management and procurement. Educated to degree level or equivalent and substantial experience in a similar role is essential, ideally in a manufacturing setting. Otherwise, the candidate should be able to demonstrate their ability to adapt to a new business sector with ease.
Proficiency in IT is a requirement (Microsoft Office, ERP systems) as is the ability to learn new skills and work to timescales. Good organisation, confident communication, and a positive attitude are all important personal skills that would benefit the candidate.