Group Head Of Purchasing (EXPIRED)


Transport & Logistics

70000 Annual


Are you looking for a Head of Purchasing - Manufacturing/Engineering job based in Leicestershire/Coventry?

If so, I have a senior management level role with full responsibility for Group Purchasing, covering 3 business sectors covering a site in Leicestershire and in Coventry.

You will be responsible for protecting the supply of strategic materials through commodity and supplier management. You will be accountable for the implementation and management of an agreed procurement strategy that will meet and deliver profit (through savings), support growth targets identified within the business plan and support their new technology roadmap.

Main duties for the Head of Purchasing - Manufacturing/Engineering based in Leicestershire:

  • Responsibility for and management of, an annual global spend of over £25m across the group.
  • Line management responsibility of all purchasing colleagues across the group.
  • Implementation and management of an agreed procurement strategy which is aligned and supportive of Group strategy.
  • Continuously review product sourcing to support cost-effective global sourcing of products, materials, and services.
  • Lead the team effectively, driving achievement of agreed targets and instil a cost conscientious culture.
  • Deliver opportunities for harmonisation across the Group, building a common approach with a target of cost reduction.
  • Take ownership of supplier quality, ensuring products meet specifications and are to the highest standard.

Education, Training and Qualifications for the Head of Purchasing - Manufacturing/Engineering:

  • An experienced Purchasing professional from an Electrical / Mechanical Manufacturing environment.
  • Qualified to Degree level / MCIPS or able to evidence equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in a lead purchasing role, including a leading role in supplier negotiations.
  • Solid experience of managing a team within a purchasing/procurement setting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the entire Supply Chain

The successful Head of Purchasing - Manufacturing/Engineering will have excellent negotiation skills with the ability to influence suppliers, colleagues, and senior management. You will have strong communication skills, and able to understand and discuss complex issues with suppliers and colleagues at all levels of the organisation. Also be creative and innovative with a proven ability to think outside the box.

APPLY NOW! For this Head of Purchasing - Manufacturing/Engineering job based in Leicestershire to: or call Brett Longden on / . Otherwise, we always welcome the opportunity to discuss other Purchasing jobs.


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