October 1, 2021
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Job Type


Amazing new opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Team Manager to join a rapidly expanding organisation, working alongside a great team of people. Our client are a world-leading trusted provider of advanced X-ray technologies for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities, and critical infrastructure across the Globe.

They now have an exciting new opening for a Purchasing Team Manager to come in and manage the procurement of key materials from UK and International Suppliers. Reporting to the Dept Head, you will be managing the procurement of key materials from national and international suppliers against ERP driven messages

Liaising with Operations, Sales, and Engineering teams to ensure resource is focused and in place to support revenue and development streams, the successful candidate will have a proven track record in a purchasing / supply chain role, ideally with some leadership experience or looking to take the next step in their career.

What’s on Offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan & Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent working environment
  • Training & Self-Development opportunities

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Team Manager:

  • Motivate all team members to achieve maximum results.
  • Continuous monitoring of MRP demand plan & forecast for business needs.
  • Direct Team capacity to support business needs.
  • Generate KPI measures for your areas of control.
  • Support weekly reconcile, forecasting and storage meetings.
  • Review and drive Team MRP messages for Place Orders, expedite, Pull in, Push out message management.
  • Tactical relationships of suppliers, develop a partnership approach with key suppliers.
  • Chair supplier performance reviews (Internal and External meetings).
  • Supply chain Risk Register contribution, development with Commodity Teams.
  • Strategic Stock, maintenance, and review of KANBAN Breadman lines.
  • Ensuring that cost efficient procurement of materials and inventory analysis to eliminate unnecessary expenditure and inefficient use of working capital.
  • Compliance with company procedures as detailed in the quality management system.
  • Conduct regular team briefings with staff outlining business requirements against scheduled events.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • UK CIPS membership |USA APICS, equivalent or qualified by experience.
  • In depth knowledge of MRP and Production Planning systems with good commercial understanding
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills both up and down the supply chain
  • Material requirements scheduling (MRPII/ ERP)
  • Tactical management of supplier relationships (national and international)
  • Engineering/Production experience, the ability to understand process and drawings in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Tactical management of supplier relationships (national and international)
  • Energetic with a can-do attitude
  • Team working skills - Demonstrates personal commitment to the team.
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Experience with implementing lean management methodologies
  • Forecasting & Scheduling experience

What’s Next?
If you are interested in this brand-new Purchasing Team Manager position, APPLY NOW for immediate consideration.

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