Head of Purchasing

South Yorkshire Permanent £75,000 - £80,000
  • A fantastic opportunity to join a global manufacturing business
  • A position which requires people, process and systems development

About Our Client

Our client is a global industrial manufacturer. This site in S. Yorkshire is going through a period of transformation so the successful candidate for the position can expect to play a large part in that change management process.

This position of Head of Purchasing will be responsible for improving people, process and systems throughout the purchasing department for both raw materials and finished products.

Job Description

The key responsibilities of this position of Head of Purchasing will be to:

  • Manage and develop supplier relationships
  • Sourcing and commercial activities within procurement to provide structured sourcing strategies for production and none production goods and services.
  • Manage, maintain and develop KPI's in relation to end to end delivery throughout the supply chain with particular focus on cost and quality.
  • Conduct CI projects across the supply chain and promote similar activities throughout the team
  • Work cross-functionally with key stakeholders and project teams to ensure cost control throughout
  • Coach and mentor a team of roughly 9 direct reports.

The Successful Applicant

Ideally the successful candidate for this position of Head of Purchasing will have:

  • Experience of working in a large, global manufacturer
  • Managed a sizeable spend upwards of £70m
  • Procured both raw materials and finished goods globally (Far East sourcing desirable)
  • A good understanding of MRP processes
  • Proven ability to bring about change, excellent stakeholder management
  • Ability to deliver objectives / results
  • Communication and influencing skills
  • A background in Purchasing and Procurement with strong negotiating skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Strong Leadership and ability to act with autonomy

What's on Offer

£75,000 - £80,000 + car/car allowance and an excellent package

Laura Scott
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+44 114 263 6016

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Laura Scott
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+44 114 263 6016
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