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Procurement Manager South Molton

Job description

Procurement Manager    
Salary up to £70K DOE
Find your dream Procurement job in North Devon.

About our Client:
A Manufacturer in a niche industry who wants to capitalise on a big investment in their North Devon site and who is looking to build a dynamic Plant Leadership team. This is an incredible opportunity to work with a collaborative team, build meaningful relationships with top-tier Aerospace Industry professionals, and shape the future of our site in an ever-evolving industry. Get great pay and company benefits such as pension, health/dental care and bonus scheme. 

What is the purpose of the Procurement Manager role?  
The Procurement Operations Manager is responsible for supplier demand planning, ensuring timely delivery of materials and services, and maintaining material supply continuity. They oversee supplier on-time delivery, parts quality, and cost compliance. The role involves collaborating with commodity management to implement supply strategies, coordinating with material planning for efficient order placement, and managing the SCM organization as a People Manager.

What you will do as the Procurement Manager: 
  • Manager of People – Build a competent and sustainable team of Procurement Buyer-Planners.  Provide leadership in development of individuals within the direct, indirect and service procurement functions through coaching, goal setting and personal development initiatives.  
  • Responsible for supplier delivery on time, inventory levels through the supply chain while supporting quality and cost (both cost up and down) to profit plan / balanced scorecard requirements.  Manage Supplier Vis and consequent ASNs from suppliers.  Maintains accurate supplier price lists and updates standard costs correctly in time with Financial planning. 
  • Establish Supplier capacity planning model including constraint management in collaboration with the SIOP team
  • Responsible for cost out and delivery project initiation and time lines. Ability to lead projects from conception to completion (ex. Sourcing, Cost Out, Business Model Changes) with the need to meet and exceed MPV targets in line with PP commitments, such as cost out etc.
  • Responsible for the Management of ECN and MPS changes which affect the direct material in the supply chain, while working closely with Commodity Managers, Engineering, Operations, Supplier Quality and Supplier Development teams
  • Implement and execute projects related to the commodity strategy to support divisional cost, quality, delivery, supplier reduction, and sourcing goals. Drives savings expectations in line with profit plan and overall business objectives. 
  • Work closely with Supplier Quality and Supplier Delivery team on improving the current supply base and developing new suppliers, as needed.  Proven ability to supervise corrective actions and improvement activities within the supply base
  • Responsible for the general health of ERP Data (management of purchasing records in the ERP systems, action message management for purchase orders, lead times, min buy quantities, etc…)
  • Coordinate with Commodity Management and Material Planning for the establishment and implementation of pull production / stocking arrangements (Kanban/DLF) with suppliers including consignment internal and external to company facilities.
  • Maintain ERP (for example MFGPro) supplier parameters including Supplier Time Fences, MOQ, Min/Max levels, safety time, safety stock management (while aligning with the Material Planning team) in alignment with SIOP.  Establish and maintain Plan for Every Part (PFEP).
  • Adhere to company standard sourcing process and divisional operating procedures while supporting phase in of NPI and sourcing projects.
  • Develop and continuously improve standardized purchasing process / divisional operating procedures.
  • Develop positive ethical relationships with suppliers.
  • Manage supplier compliance and communications associated with the Corporate initiatives (Ethics compliance, EHS requirements, etc.)
  • Ensures appropriate performance measure (Quality, Cost and Delivery) of supply base and feedback of results
  • Adhere to company Code of Ethics and Conduct.
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety standards and requirements are met and a safe working environment is promoted within the site.
What skills and experience will you have as a Procurement Manager?
  • Masters Level or Bachelors qualification in SCM, Business or related discipline
  • Full knowledge and understanding of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic (for example MFGPro)
  • CIPS/APICS CPIM certified (or working towards it)
  • Thorough understanding of SCM operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams
  • Procurement management experience preferred
  • Manufacturing industry experience preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ethics and professional presence required
  • Minimum 5 years buying experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to lead teams
  • Solid negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated project leadership success
  • Results and detailed oriented
  • Broad commodity or technical experience preferred

What you get in return:
  • Salary of up to £70000.00 DOE
  • 25 days holiday and option to purchase or sell a further week of holiday
  • Company Pension on sliding scale
  • Healthcare for yourself and your partner.
  • Dentalcare for yourself and your family.
  • Cycle2work scheme 
  • Bonus based on company performance
  • Subsidised onsite canteens
  • Range of voluntary benefits