Purchasing Manager – Stoke-on-Trent (England)

Tue, 26 Jul 2022 13:02:00 GMT
Stoke-on-Trent, England
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Amazing new opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join a rapidly expanding organisation, working alongside a great team of people. Rapiscan Systems are a world-leading trusted provider of advanced X-ray technologies for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities, and critical infrastructure globally. 

We now have an exciting new opening for a Purchasing 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 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 with Pension plan & Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent working environment
  • Training & Self-Development opportunities

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager:

  • Motivate all team members to achieve maximum results whilst maintaining moral and job satisfaction.
  • Leading by example, providing clear leadership, guidance, instruction, and training as required.
  • Continuous monitoring of MRP demand plan & forecast for business needs.
  • Direct Team capacity to support business needs and generate KPI measures for your areas of control.
  • Support a weekly reconcile, forecasting and storage meetings.
  • Review and drive Team MRP messages for Place Orders, expedite, Pull in, Push out message management.
  • ECO management cycles track schedules – communication controls, internal and external are executed.
  • 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.

Skills & Experience Required:

  • 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
  • Experience of manufacturing processes and material requirements scheduling (MRP / ERP)
  • In depth knowledge of Procurement MRP and Production Planning systems
  • Tactical management of supplier relationships
  • UK CIPS membership |USA APICS, equivalent or qualified by experience.
  • In depth knowledge of MRP and Production Planning systems
  • Good commercial understanding
  • Leadership role within supply / planning environment
  • Engineering/Production experience, the ability to understand process and drawings in a manufacturing environment preferred.

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


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