Interim Purchasing Manager

£60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
20 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Paul Simcox
Business Management
Buyer, Operations
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Purchasing Manager – 18 months Fixed Term Project

West Midlands / Coventry / Warwick / Leamington Spa

To c60k + generous performance bonus (neg. dep. exp)

Our client is renowned globally as a market leader in their specialist field, and is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly self-motivated and capable Interim Purchasing Manager to complement their highly successful existing management team. With an annual purchasing spend of almost £20m, they are looking to secure the services of an Interim Purchasing Manager to be responsible for coordinating all aspects of purchasing / supply chain to both maximise the Company's position and provide an effective strategy to sourcing, including planned growth and market conditions.

The role will be both strategic and highly operational, and the successful interim candidate will be tasked with managing a small procurement team responsible for meeting cost and delivery objectives for raw materials and providing support and problem resolution abilities as required by the group. The role necessitates direction and leadership to the purchasing team to ensure timely deliveries, acceptable quality levels and lean flow of materials in line with customer and budgetary objectives, and you will be skilled in both managing and developing supplier relationships in order to achieve value added opportunities through well-conceived purchasing strategies.

As an accomplished influencer and negotiator, you will demonstrate exceptional communication skills at all levels and an analytical and structured approach to problem solving, and will work closely with other department heads to improve overall throughput and cycle times through ongoing and sustained continuous improvement activities. With previous experience of implementing new ERP systems, you will maintain lead times for purchased materials, manufactured parts and assemblies and will work within the group in coordinating company policy regarding import and export compliance. You will also assume responsibility for an effective cycle counting program, inventory accuracy and annual physical inventory as well as undertaking product cost estimating activities as required.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate you will be realistically qualified to degree level in a relevant engineering or purchasing discipline and will hold or currently be studying towards the CIPS qualification. You will demonstrate proven success in previous interim positions and at least 5 years’ experience of materials management within a demanding engineering or manufacturing environment as well as experience of operating with modern production and supply chain operations and processes, and will have previous experience gained in inventory optimisation, purchasing and vendor management in a business with an integrated supply chain operation.

Essentially you will demonstrate the highest levels of self-motivation and must have operated within a KPI driven culture, along with excellent communication and people management skills. You will provide direction and leadership to the materials team to ensure timely deliveries, acceptable quality levels, and lean flow of materials in line with meeting customer contract delivery dates and company financial objectives, and develop annual inventory plans and implement policies and procedures to achieve agreed upon inventory targets on a monthly basis.

Contact Premier Technical Recruitment on 01827 68400 or email your cv to for further details.

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