Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager required for a world renowned Engineering company with the opportunity to work on exciting new projects and gain valuable industry experience offering a great rate.

As the Purchasing Manager you will be expected to work across the electronic and electrical devices, and mechanical and propulsion for direct spend categories, sourcing and negotiating with suppliers, managing contracts ranging from £10K to £1M.

As well as this, you will manage all purchasing aspects of delegated Bid and Project work packages, to ensure purchasing packages are executed in accordance with technical, program, cost and performance requirements.



Key responsibilities
Negotiate commercial terms and conditions for major supplier contracts, and work closely with the Contracts and Legal Department to ensure contract compliance and limitation of risk to the company
Manage supplier relationships, ensuring continuous performance improvement and implementing the necessary action plans, e.g., dispute resolution, delivery time & quality improvements
Carrying out ongoing performance reviews and maintaining an overview of subcontractor cost, quality and schedules
Being close to the strategy of different activity areas of the company
Lead year over year cost reduction efforts in support of the company's goals.

Initiate and manage competitive requests for proposal
Work to optimize the amount of spend on contract, utilizing long-term agreements with global suppliers
Ensure adherence to the company's processes and procedures, including export regulations, ethical procurement practices, and ITAR regulations
Minimize supplier claims and charges through effective application of supplier agreements and strong negotiation
Create supplier KPIs, facilitate Supplier Business Reviews (SBR) and strategic meetings as required
Investigate and incorporate new technologies applicable to the Products or Sub-systems, and work closely with the engineering teams to develop and qualify new products
Prospect for new, innovative sources of supply, working to gain a competitive advantage for the company
Organize and chairs the reviews with the suppliers
Conduct with the engineering and product assurance team a seamless transfer of new products to the production phase, consolidating the recurring cost upstream
Domestic and international (mainly in Europe) travel required.

Skills, qualifications and experience
Experience as a procurement and contractual manager in a global supply chain environment, preferably from a space / aerospace background or potentially a high technology industry managing high value, small quantity equipment.
Communication and influencing skills to build productive relationships at all levels of the business
Good knowledge of development and industrial project reviews.
Interpersonal at all organizational levels, internal and external.
Good knowledge of contractual legal terms.
Major development, sub-contract and program management experience
Analytical skills
Experienced in using ERP systems would be an asset
Commercially astute with advanced negotiation skills and experience
Well-developed organisational skills.

If you feel you are the right person for this role as a "Purchasing Manager" and have the above mentioned skills please click the "apply now" button at the bottom of your advert to progress you application further.


  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + Negotiable
  • Location: South East England, England
  • Type: Contract
  • Industry: Aerospace
  • Recruiter: Mane Contract Services
  • Tel: 01923 470700
  • Fax: 0845 833 6486
  • Email: to view click here
  • Posted: 2016-11-16 08:45:27 -

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