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Purchasing Manager

Salary: £60,000

Location: Kidderminster

Job type: Permanent

Category: Kidderminster Management

SF Recruitment are working with a global manufacturing business based in the south Dudley area to recruit a Purchasing Manager . A fantastic opportunity for an experienced manufacturing purchasing professional to re-shape & define the purchasing strategy for the company. Bespoke manufacturing environment: Duties and responsibilities: - Oversee the end-to-end purchasing process, including the issuance of purchase orders, management of delivery schedules, and ensuring the prompt receipt of materials and services. - Proficiently interpret technical requisitions and engineering documents. - Identify and implement process enhancements to optimize procurement functions across Engineering, Production, and Finance. - Lead and mentor a team of purchasing professionals, providing coaching to foster skill development. - Manage vendor performance, including the development of suppliers to support key performance indicator (KPI) achievements. - Take ownership of determining liability, disposition, and corrective action for supplier non-conformance reports (NCRs). - Conduct cost analysis in collaboration with budget costs and propose improvement recommendations. - Proactively build and share knowledge and skills about products and processes with the team, fostering continuous learning. - Communicate effectively in writing and verbally with internal departments on financial, commercial, technical, and quality matters. - Participate in cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with other departments, such as engineering, production, and finance. - Execute reasonable instructions and tasks from senior personnel in the best interests of the company, reflecting a proactive and collaborative approach. Skillset Requirements:  -Demonstrable Experience implement purchasing strategies within a manufacturing environment  -Proven background managing teams within a manufacturing setting -Good understanding of MRP functionality  -Able to manage a global supplier base  -Good technical/engineering understanding to enable effective commercial decision making

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