Contract Purchasing Manager, Darlington, Engineering sector

Location: Darlington, County Durham Salary: £31 - £35.50 per annum +
Sector: Engineering Type: contract

Contract Purchasing Manager is required for a global Engineering company, with offices in Darlington. A 12 month position to start on January the 2nd or sooner, hourly rate basis, 37-45hrs per week.

This role involves high level purchasing management; looking at continuity of supply - capacity & materials, allocation across the plants, price negotiations and some new contract negotiations. There is strong links to the Global Assembly leader in the US and the Purchasing Managers are very much a part of that global team

They will need to ability to work to strong time lines and manage the expectations of senior leaders in the business.

Job Summary:

Conducts complex analysis of markets, supply chains, and supply base; applies analysis to purchasing process improvement initiatives. Identifies qualified suppliers and executes sound source selection processes. Has regular interface with suppliers within area of responsibility and maintains the supplier relationship.

Qualifications and Competencies Competencies:

Analyze issues - Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of analyzing issues. Critically identifies an issue's scope and parameters while analyzing it from multiple perspectives.

Determines the root causes as well as broad implications of issues. Integrates information and defines an array of alternatives. Applies a wide variety of analytical tools and processes (e.g. Six Sigma) on a regular basis to complete key projects and solve complex problems.

Develop systems, processes - Solid understanding of how to develop systems and process. Applies systems and processes to improve and complete work at a team/departmental level. Works to eliminate system and process inefficiencies and roadblocks.

Demonstrates consistent use of structured work documentation (e.g. communication channels, work steps, procedures, checklists, or flow charts).

Other skills sought

Financial analysis

Manage execution

-Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution.

Defines planning and review practices

Negotiation with suppliers

Purchasing ethics -

Purchasing policies, procedures, tools

Sourcing process

Supplier risk analysis

Is able to train and coach others in financial analysis. Able to use advanced MS Excel functionality.

More details available on request

College, university, or equivalent degree in supply chain management or a related subject required.

If you are interested in this role then please send me your CV or give a me a call in the Manchester Progressive office.

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