Job purpose: The procurement manager will lead an integrated supply chain / procurement team and co-ordinate all supply chain engagement with our key customers and suppliers to maximise customer service and operating performance.

The Role

  • Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Manage the buying process for a given set of goods in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Implement spend/supply assessments, consolidation review and sourcing analyses to ensure best practice
  • Negotiate pricing with key suppliers in line with the group purchasing strategy
  • Develop strong relationships with new and existing key suppliers as well as other disciplines across the business
  • Source new suppliers for equipment portfolio that deliver more added value for the business
  • Manage and optimise QC standards from all suppliers liaising with technical development
  • Develop a contract strategy for suppliers and create, negotiate, monitor and enforce when applicable
  • Develop robust sales demand forecasting tools and practices working closely with cross-functional teams
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Manage and continually develop supply chain / procurement function


 About you

  • Experience of working in a Procurement team, at manager / supervisor level, preferably within heavy industries, marine, manufacturing or construction environment
  • Relevant Business, Manufacturing or Engineering Degree or proof of relevant experience
  • CIPS Qualifications or working towards
  • Knowledge of different types of contracts including any law / contract background
  • Previous experience of using an ERP system
  • Knowledge of the local Supply Chain
  • Experience of dealing with the Supplier Non-Conformance process


The Package

  • Competitive salary package
  • Private Health insurance
  • Company pension
  • 31 days holiday

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Job Category: Supply Chain & Procurement
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Appledore

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