requires an experienced Purchasing Manager who is capable of managing a team in
a dynamic and pressurised manufacturing environment.
The primary focus
of the role is driving improvement and delivering to the company’s objectives
of operational excellence. This person will directly manage a team and provide
support and guidance to the separately managed Logistics Team who are
responsible for the day to day operational procurement tasks.
measured on their performance to OTIF by the Logistics team and managed to
improve their performance. The role of the Strategic Purchasing team is to
ensure that the right suppliers are selected and maintained in the approved
supplier list whilst ensuring achievement of the financial objectives for the
business. The team are key in selecting suppliers and delivery of parts for the
NPI & innovation as well as potential switching during the product
The company is a
Tier 1 supplier to major aircraft manufacturers worldwide and is a design make
supplier as well as being responsible for management of some other design make
suppliers in a tiered supply chain context. You will be responsible for the
management of a variety of supplier’s size and complexity within this fast
paced supply chain.
direct reports, allocating work and checking that duties are carried out
derived objectives for department staff and annually appraising their
performance against them.
developing staff in line with the objectives and performance requirements.
relationships with suppliers are managed to motivate them to deliver beyond
their contractual requirements.
Working within a
matrix environment ensuring that you build relationships with the other
managers and teams within the organisation.
and maintain effective purchasing business processes which ensure the supply
base delivers to the best available quality, price and delivery performance.
guidance to ensure that the Operating Unit understands and complies with the
objectives for pricing and inventory – not sacrificing one against the other.
Units purchasing processes conform to the requirements under AS9100.
contractual arrangements are in place, which protect the Operating Units
interest and requirements. These should be appropriate to the value, risk and length
Ensure that the
purchasing strategy is cohesive with the Operating Units objectives and ensure
with the team that the plan and its implementation is in manageable steps.
Ensure that the
team have a continual schedule of productivity and pricing achievements to
support the businesses focus on growth.
operation shortages where and when escalated from the Logistics Team to
minimise the onward impact of short-term shortages. Working with the Logistics
Team in ensuring correct root cause analysis of these shortages to prevent
manage the purchasing contribution to the NPI & Innovation processes
assuring supplier competencies are considered to maximum effect in new designs.
engaging and working with the wider organisations European procurement
purchasing for the business where needed to the customer for audits and visits.
ensure that compliance to any agreed customer terms and conditions are flowed down
to the supply chain.
Lead and drive
continuous improvement activities that must be able to self-fund through the
removal of waste.
Manager must have proven experience with a purchasing or supply chain
environment with direct responsibility on a commercial and technical level with
line management experience. Preferable in a manufacturing environment
negotiation skills with suppliers including the setting up of long-term
agreements for both simple and complex agreements.
The ability to
bring about operational improvement
communication skills and abilities at all levels of the business.
skills and Proven Synthesis capabilities
defining priorities to help with tracking and reporting
in an Engineering or Business discipline.
Able to travel
experience in an aerospace environment
scientific(Production engineering) background
Baan MRP system
Experience in a
Lean manufacturing environments and leading teams
Experience in the
use of export control procedures for both technical data and product.
French speaker if
not French Spanish would be ideal
Good team player.
interpersonal, negotiation and presentation skills.