Purchasing Manager

Kelly Services
North East England
Competitive salary
13 Apr 2019
17 Apr 2019
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Manager
Ashington, Northumberland
Permanent, Full time
Competitive Salary (based on experience)

Kelly Services are proud to be working with our established client based in Northumberland to assist with recruitment of a Purchasing Manager to join their successful team.
This is a full time permanent position the ideal candidate will have previous experience as a senior buyer working in a busy manufacturing environment and will be looking to take the next step in their career. You must be able to deal with a wide range of supplier types, have experience in stock control and managing Stores.


- Enhance and develop strong relationships with our supplier base so they are focused on delivering outstanding service in terms of overall costs, delivery schedules, flexibility and response times.
- Lead, guide, develop and encourage the Purchasing Team (2 Buyers, & 2 Warehousing Operators).
- Take a strategic, long-term view of global supply conditions with regards to critical components and develop appropriate sourcing strategies.
- Create an ethos of responsibility and continuous improvement through the entire supply chain with regards to quality, cost, added value, delivery and flexibility.
- Drive added value through the effective use of the company's ERP system to optimise stock levels, reduce lead times, improve costs and ensure accuracy of parts and BOM costs.
- Provide regular accurate & transparent reporting and dashboards on Supply Chain performance.
- Manage the whole product life cycle (from launch to end of life) from a supply chain perspective.
- Play an active role in the Operations Management Team.
- Ensure that all parts are delivered on-time.

Duties and responsibilities

- To ensure that materials, components and sub-assemblies are purchased and delivered to site at the right time, in the right quantities, at a cost-effective price whilst reflecting high standards of quality (QCD).
- Responsible for physical stock management and control including storage, cycle counting, stock counting and reporting.
- Manage the Purchasing Team. (2 Buyers and 2 Warehousing Operators
- Working closely with the Production, assess, plan and forecast current and future component requirements).
- Manage and negotiate contractual arrangements and relationships for the supply of goods and services to Raytec.
- Maintain the stock aspects of the SAP ERP system (item masters, re-order quantity, reorder level etc).
- Work with the Quality Manager to improve existing supplier performance and approve new suppliers (pre-production visits/audits and annual reviews).
- Source new suppliers as required for both existing and new parts.
- Work with the Technical team to ensure that;
- parts for new products are cost effectively sourced.
- the purchasing aspects of design change requests are implemented in a controlled manner.

Person Profile

- Several years of Purchasing experience gained within a small to medium sized manufacturing environment.
- Supplier relationship management experience.
- Basic Engineering knowledge and understanding with the ability to interpret drawings, BOM and understand different production options for components.
- Good working knowledge and experience of using ERP systems.
- A good at multi tasking and able to work under pressure.
- Highly computer literate - Excel, Word, PowerPoint.


- Professional status with a recognised body or working towards (e.g. C.I.P.S).
- Line Management or Team Leader experience.
- Experience of buying PCBs, raw materials, castings and extrusions and mechanical components
- SAP Business One


- Excellent personal organisation.
- Building and enhancing professional relationships.
- Articulate and persuasive.
- Excellent communication & listening skills.
- A team leader and a team player.
- Openness & transparency.
- Excellent customer focus.
- Decisive.
- Flexible & adaptable.
- Numerate and proficient with MS Excel.

Does it sound like you?
If you think you have the skills we're looking for, then we want to hear from you! To apply for this role please apply directly including an up to date copy of your CV, or if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Lyndsey Temple on .

Kelly Services are an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applicants from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Kelly Services are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this role.