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Group Head of Purchasing and Materials

Job Title: Group Head of Purchasing and Materials
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Corwen, Denbighshire
Salary: £1 per annum
Contact Name: Aimee Gleave
Contact Email:
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

The Company

Ifor Williams Trailers Ltd is the European market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of trailers up to 3500KG gross weight. The product range is the most diverse in the industry, including livestock and multi-purpose trailers, box vans, car transporters and horseboxes.

The business operates from advanced engineering, manufacturing and assembly sites in North Wales. With plans for significant expansion and a Company ethos of delivering World Class standards across the Group, IWT offers a unique and vibrant working environment.

The Role

Reporting to the Managing Director and integral to the Senior Management Team, the role is responsible for managing and implementing Purchasing, Supply Chain and Material Control strategies in a professional and commercially focused function. Using best practice principles, you will ensure that both commodity and service purchasing achieves quality, cost and delivery targets, in line with sales and operational planning expectations.

The position requires significant proven experience in global Purchasing and Materials within a lean manufacturing environment, with previous responsibility for the procurement and supply chain of a wide variety of engineering materials. Strong negotiation skills and effective management skills in developing Buyers and Material Specialists and improving functional efficiency are a requirement - as is the proficiency in the use and implementation of World Class Material systems.

The Person

Degree educated and preferably professionally qualified, with extremely robust commercial and technical experience within a medium or large manufacturing/engineering business.

You will be expected to drive efficiencies and value-added activity throughout the group and implement latest best practice. You will lead a hands-on role in the management of the purchasing function and effectively provide guidance, leadership and training.

You will be commercially, strategically and operationally effective.

Please note all applications will be forwarded directly to Ifor Williams.

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board, from Junior Buyer to Purchasing Director.