• Purchasing Manager

    Posted Date 2 months ago(16/05/2018 11:05)
    Job ID
    United Kingdom
    Seniority Level
    Mid-Senior level
    Job Function
    Supply Chain & Logistics
    Permanent Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    10 - 20%
  • Company Overview

    Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 4800 colleagues we operate from 27 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.


    TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


    This role is based at Aero Stanrew, our Barnstaple location; part of the Power Electronics division where we employ approximately 250 employees and specialise in the manufacture of wound components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for the civil aircraft, space, and defence industries.


    As well as adopting a great working atmosphere, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits including: an active Social Club, Birthday brunch in the month of your birthday, contributory pension scheme, free on-site parking, discounted Gym membership, cycle to work scheme, company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period), shorter working hours on Fridays and complimentary fruit and hot drinks for all of our employees to name but a few.

    Role Overview and Responsibilities


    We are recruiting for a Purchasing Manager to be responsible for:

    The strategic direction for the Purchasing Function
    Raw Material and Sub-Contract cost reduction
    Supplier selection, delivery, negotiation and quality
    Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities


    Key Responsibilities

    Main tasks will inlcude:

    Leading the buying team through developing and implementing robust procurement strategies to support the business goals for Aero Stanrew
    Optimising MRP and Project Management as required
    Ensuring adequate monitors are in place along the supply chain to identify potential problems early enough for corrective actions to be taken
    Owning and driving initiatives to improve cost, quality and delivery performance
    Interface with Engineering to ensure support to new product introduction (NPI)
    Implementing systems and KPI’s to measure, control and improve company purchasing spends against clearly defined targets
    Benchmarking current supply base to prove cost/quality competitiveness
    Manage the introduction & development of an effective vendor assessment programme
    Implement systems that will effectively monitor and manage correct inventory levels in the business
    Support and comply with inventory policies ensuring correct safety stocks and reduction in lead times
    Negotiate contracts with current/new supply base and issue blanket PO’s to successful vendors
    Implement cost down activities across all areas of organization including make or buy and non-production items
    Develop commodity business activity plans in line with agreed targets on cost reduction, quality and delivery
    Manage the rationalisation of supplier base and introduce supplier development programmes for key suppliers


    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Additional Responsibilities

    Manage cost down and continuous improvement programmes in purchasing
    Actively develop the use of tendering processes to locate and secure the best possible sources of supply
    Ensure systems are in place to effectively manage established supplier contracts
    Actively promote world class purchasing standards and techniques for the business with a focus on continuous improvement


    Required Skills and Experience

    Ability to think strategically with an innovative approach to problem solving
    Excellent negotiation skills with proven track record of cost reduction through use of appropriate strategic purchasing tools
    Leadership skills with the ability to organise motivate and lead cross functional teams
    Experience in subcontract management
    Excellent negotiation skills; knowledge of contract drafting preferred
    Composites manufacturing exposure would be considered a plus
    Familiar with ERP, MRP systems
    Degree or equivalent in Business Studies, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering
    CIPS qualifications essential


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