Procurement Manager (Automotive)
The Company: An amazing opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Manager within the OEM Automotive sector to continue a challenging career in the heart of Devon. A fantastic 'work / life balance' role in a dynamic manufacturing company who distribute their products globally across the automotive, rail, motorsport defence and specialist industrial sectors. You will manage the purchasing function on a day to day basis whilst ensuring an effective supply chain is maintained. You will lead all activities to improve the overall effectiveness of the company's supply-base and supply chain, whilst developing strong relationships with existing and new supply partners to provide the business with a secure and competitive group of suppliers for various commodity groups. Job Responsibilities: - To develop, manage, revise and implement strategies to create the most cost effective, efficient delivery of materials, products and services whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality and control. - To proactively develop and support the Purchasing Team on delivering Purchasing Goals for the businesses and local goals and objectives. - To ensure that the performance of purchasing activities is high and effective, allowing world-class supply chains to be developed. - Managing relationships with suppliers, ensuring they have appropriate business plans that support our client's cost, technology and continuous improvement requirements. - To effectively forecast, plan, award and support the management of supply and service contracts. Preferred Skills: - Experience of purchasing, supply management, logistics, manufacturing and engineering would be advantageous (particularly within the automotive industry). - Proven managerial experience in a similar role. - Strong commercial and financial acumen. - Advanced negotiation, communication, influencing and presentation skills. - Contracts management experience. - Ability to demonstrate strong leadership, man-management, motivation, delegation and decision making skills. Education: - Good level education in Math's and English. - Degree educated would be preferable, as would a CIPS qualified. Working Hours: 8am - 4.30pm Mon - Thur / 8am - 3pm Fri To apply, or to find out more information, please click on one of the "apply" buttons Please note that due to a high level of applications, we can only respond immediately to applicants whose skills & qualifications are suitable for this position. Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.