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Procurement Manager - Chelmsford, Essex

Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Aerospace, Communication Systems, Electronics

Description

Procurement Manager - Engineering & Technology

£35,000 - £50,000 + excellent benefits

The Procurement Manager is responsible for identifying, sourcing, acquiring and managing selected commodities to support the strategic aims of the organisation. You will operate in a challenging environment, managing high mix, low volume products with detailed specifications and uncompromising quality requirements.

Key Responsibilities-

+ Control of the sourcing and acquisition strategy for selected commodities and projects

+ Negotiate contracts in line with business directives and requirements (NPI, quality, working capital, inventory efficiency, cost)

+ Identify alternative global commodity sources to reduce supply costs

+ Convey accurate purchasing requirements and specifications to suppliers

+ Prioritise and justify procurement activity using thorough data analysis

+ Regularly report commodity strategy progress, including achievements and key risks, to senior leadership across multiple functions

+ Lead contractual and price negotiations to secure project targets with optimal conditions

Skills and qualifications required-

+ Strategic management & target setting

+ Ability to take control of procurement projects

+ Specific commodity knowledge (machined metal components, electronic assemblies, ceramics, mechanical assemblies, exotic raw materials)

+ Technical Bachelor's degree (Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering or technology related)

+ Ability to lead supplier development activity

+ Strong knowledge of manufacturing systems and processes

+ ERP practical knowledge; especially SAP (Purchasing, Supply Chain, MM, QM modules)

Procurement Manager

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