Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager

Job Title: Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Industry: Engineering
Reference: GPF19102_1666211408
Contact Name: Graeme Passau
Contact Email:
Job Published: 19 October 2022
Job Description

Procurement Manager

An outstanding opportunity is now available for a procurement professional to join a successful and innovative manufacturer of specialist electro-mechanical, high value equipment.

The Procurement Manager is responsible for all aspects of supplier management, inventory planning & control and purchase strategy


  • Forecasting levels of demands for products & budgeting. Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities - ie; exchange rates, cost of raw material using market evaluation.
  • Develop strategies to ensure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met or exceeded
  • Undertake value for money reviews of existing supplier contracts and arrangements
  • Manage stock levels
  • Develop a purchasing strategy to include reducing the overall COGS, looking at buy or build options, using value chain mapping and improving efficiencies
  • Capturing manufacturing costs - analysing organisational spend
  • Produce supplier reports and statistics on spend by supplier/product
  • Improve efficiencies throughout the complete buying process through intelligent sourcing and planning
  • Cost reduction -by Troubleshooting cost, quality & delivery concerns
  • Work closely with other departments to reduce the overall cost of equipment through purchasing, planning, design & production engineering
  • Delivering structured procurement and buying processes to include the issue of TTI,RFI,RFQ and similar
  • Monitor ongoing compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, quality standards & external regulations
  • Facilitate timely placement of purchase orders
  • Work with operations in regards to Non Conformance - supplier related issues
  • Standardise where possible, using 'off the shelf items'
  • Stock profiles - MRP/ERP
  • Fully utilise SAP

Personal attributes

  • Proactivity and initiative (including the ability to anticipate and resolve potential problems and challenges)
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Flexibility and the ability to respond well to change and pressure
  • Ability to build effective relationships within the team
  • A personable approach with good communication skills
  • Self-motivation and energy
  • Planning and organisation skills

Skills required

  • CIPS qualification or equivalent in supply chain management or purchasing
  • SAP or similar stock control system
  • 5 years Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Production scheduling

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