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Programme Manager - Purchasing & Supply Chain

Job Title: Programme Manager - Purchasing & Supply Chain
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Midlands, West Midlands
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: asap
Contact Name: Mark Nesbit
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Role Title

Programme / Project Manager - Purchasing & Supply Chain



C £55,000 + Benefits + Relocation Package if required

Role Profile

Outstanding opportunity for Senior Project/Programme Manager with focus on supporting Purchasing activities across a number divisions of this multinational manufacturing operation. Programmes are specifically involved with new product launches at a time of multiple platform introductions and significant expansion globally.

Ideally coming from a matrix based international organisation, the ideal candidates will be comfortable coordinating both Purchasing and Engineering functions whilst managing engagement with the supplier base.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that the new suppliers have met group quality standards. and action plans are in place with identified 'risk' suppliers based on PPM, previous warranty data and audit scores.
  • Ensure cost targets are met for components on each NPI programme.
  • Ensure focus on achieving the cost targets set for each project.
  • Support purchasing in supplier negotiations
  • Financial reporting for prototype purchasing.
  • Ensure that supplier performance and development plans are managed effectively.
  • Ensure early involvement of the supply base in NPI process.
  • Lead and communicate group purchasing strategy across individual divisions

Skills & Experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven negotiation knowledge
  • Presentation ability
  • Financial Awareness
  • Assertiveness

Ideally the candidate should have the following:

  • Educated to degree level (Business or Engineering preferable)
  • CIPS
  • 5 Years relevant experience
  • Customer focussed background
  • Flexibility to travel

Client information

Multinational manufacturing organisation with operations across the Midlands.


£50,000-£55,000+benefits+relocation package

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