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Procurement Manager

  • £48000 - £50000 per annum
  • Kent
  • Posted: 16/11/2018
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 479100481

Job Details

Procurement Manager

Remuneration: Circa £50,000 + benefits

Location: Whitstable

The BJD Group has been engaged to find an experienced Procurement Manager for a well-established manufacturing company.

The Role

As Procurement Manager you will take full control of the purchasing function. You will effectively manage the procurement function and ensure that costs are optimised.

Responsibilities include:

• Managing the purchase and delivery of materials and goods from suppliers on time and to specification.
• Strategic purchase planning and stock control
• Analysis and monitoring of supplier performance
• Negotiation of favourable terms with suppliers
• Forecasting levels of demand to ensure optimal stock levels
• Team management and coaching
• Manage vendor performance: this includes visiting vendors (estimated time spent visiting vendors 30%)

The Person

You will be an experienced Procurement Manager with a strong background of purchasing ideally within a manufacturing environment..

• Relevant Degree (engineering bias)
• CIPS qualified
• Strong negotiation and analytical skills
• Track record in building successful relationships with suppliers
• Proven ability to deliver cost savings and on-time stock delivery
• Ability to use MRP systems
• Experience of MAPICS XA (advantageous)
• Process driven
• Effective communicator
• Confident decision maker

Package and Prospects
On offer is a salary of circa £50,000 (dependant on experience), and benefits.

Package and Prospects

On offer is a salary of up to £50,000


Based in Whitstable it is commutable from:

Herne Bay

If you are interested in this role, click 'apply now' to send us an up-to-date copy of your CV.

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