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Purchasing Manager

Recruiter: Consilium Recruit
Location: Warwick
Salary: £48,000 - £52,000
Application date: 25th Feb 2019

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) are currently recruiting a Purchasing Manager to join the company. UKBIC are a leading Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturing Technical Centre located in the West Midlands. They aim to develop the next generation of battery systems across electrode, cell, module and pack levels to allow companies to move to full scale, high volume battery manufacturing.

The Role

As a Purchasing Manager you will;
Develop commodity strategy in line with business requirements
Negotiate with internal customers and/or suppliers in terms of contractual agreements
Maintain regular contact with current/potential suppliers to develop/maintain commercially competitive business partnership
Work closely with and develop the existing supplier base to ensure the supplier base achieves the best possible rating
Implement purchasing strategy and monitor the progress to ensure you achieve cost down targets

The Candidate

The successful Purchasing Manager will be;
Hands on experience in production or manufacturing environment for 5 + years
Automotive experience would be ideal
Experience managing and motivating a team
Hands on experience in supplier site audit and production
Working knowledge of lean manufacturing would be advantageous.

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