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Procurement Manager

Recruiter: Sierra 57 Consult
Location: Cambridge
Salary: £60,000 -£80,000
Application date: 23rd Apr 2021

Working closely with our business partner we are looking for a procurement specialist with good knowledge & experience of plastics materials/products & supply chain applications.

As an experienced Procurement Manager or Purchasing Manager within the field of plastics you will take overall responsibility for negotiation and contract management; developing and building strategic supplier relationships; risk management and the identification and resolution of supply chain issues within your category.

Responsibilities of a Procurement Manager:

Tracking & reporting key supplier metrics
Negotiating with external vendors
Finalizing purchase details of orders and deliveries
Evaluating the current supply chain status & where appropriate, looking to reduce the number of active vendors
Managing purchasing with selected large contract manufacturing organisations
Assessing, managing and mitigating risks to supply chain
Control expenditure & build a culture within the business of long-term saving on procurement costs
Developing a clear vision and strategy for the category, and related source plan
Monitoring the health of dedicated supplier portfolio(s), minimising exposure to supply risks and developing contingency plans for material crises
Work alongside engineering to understand their technical needs and deliverables, translating them into a viable robust sourcing strategy
Responsible for end to end sourcing process including market analysis, negotiating, contracting and any other activities associated to contract and supplier management
Identify, select and grow large scale supply chain partnerships, delivering cost savings against agreed business strategy
Performance management of strategic suppliers by creating and monitoring service level agreements (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPI)
Instrumental in developing sound procurement policies and procedures and implementing them throughout the business. Promote best practices in contract management and supplier selection

The client is a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve.  We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Supply Chain remit that helps the team deliver its objectives.

About you
A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have:

Extensive experience leading procurement activities, specifically dealing with large (low volume) and small (high volume) plastic moulded parts ie injection moulding, compression moulding etc
Previous experience of working within Medical Device, Automotive or Aerospace industry advantageous
ISO13485 experience (desirable) however full training provided
A high proficiency in MS Office Tools
The ability to gather and analyse data
Strong leadership capabilities
A talent for negotiations and networking
The willingness to travel globally if required
A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best

The package
The client offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as their commitment.

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