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Automotive & Aerospace / manufacturing

Procurement Manager Full Time

We are working on behalf of our client a world leading manufacturer of performance and fluid transfer systems operating in OEM and Automotive markets who are looking for a Procurement Manager to join them on a permanent basis at their site in Exeter.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic, privately owned international group with manufacturing and distribution operations across the UK, USA, Mexico and Europe.

The role

Reporting into the Chief Executive EMEA&A as Procurement Manager for their Global Automotive division as well as retail and motorsport manufacture. With a wide range of customer specific requirements within OEM, aftermarkets and motorsport divisions you will be required to manage the purchasing department to enable and ensure effective supply chain.

  • You will build and lead a department that delivers a service to the company ensuring products are purchased to meet production plan, cost, quality, and delivery.
  • Identify opportunities to reduce risk and achieve cost reductions
  • Lead activities to improve effectiveness of supply base and supply chain.
  • Develop strong relationships with existing and new supply partners to provide a secure and competitive group of suppliers across varying commodity groups.
  • Conduct research to ascertain best suppliers
  • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturing, internal departments and customers
  • Carry out effective management and reporting on key supplier issues
  • Uphold all company HSE procedures
  • Ensure documentation is completed with a timely, accurate and concise manner.
  • Negotiate and agree contracts, monitor progress and check quality provided.
  • Processing of payments and invoices
  • Forecasting price trends and potential impact on future activity.
  • Lead presentations surrounding market analysis and changes.
  • Develop and organise purchasing strategy.
  • Evaluation of bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors.
  • Attend meetings and trade shows
  • Support CI within the business.
  • Support and work alongside Purchasing Managers in the Americas.
  • May require travel

The candidate

  • Strong experience within purchasing, supply management, logistics and manufacturing
  • Thorough knowledge and experience within Automotive supply.
  • Knowledge of fluid transfer systems an advantage
  • Degree educated
  • CIPS qualified
  • Professional internally and externally, constantly striving to improve efficiency within purchasing
  • Excellent communication skills across all departments
  • Ability to carry out plans and meet agreed objectives
  • Working above and beyond customer expectations internally and externally
  • Professional standards set at all times

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 6 months ago
  • Location: Exeter
  • Job Title: Procurement Manager
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