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Procurement and Supply Chain Executive

Salary £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Location Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00046187
Published about 1 year ago

Job Description

Macildowie is currently working with a fast-growing, established Manufacturing firm in South Leicestershire to recruit a Procurement and Supply Chain Executive. This exciting role is a highly commercial position as you will be the main point of contact between the business and the suppliers. As Procurement and Supply Chain Executive, you will develop and build strong internal and external relationships and drive activities to support business growth. This strategic role is hands on and will allow you put your stamp on the Purchasing department.

Responsible for circa £10million spend, you will report into the Managing Director and your duties will include (but not be limited to) the following areas:

- Creating, developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with suppliers across the UK, Europe and the US
- Responsibility for co-ordinating Far East sourcing and management of Far East Suppliers
- Negotiating with all suppliers to improve lead times and prices and conducting regular reviews to monitor the adherence of the suppliers with regards to cost, quality and service requirements
- Continually developing the company's purchasing strategy and working closely with the Managing Director to ensure implementation of such strategies
- Managing and training a team of 2 Buyers; you'll be responsible for their development in line with company KPI's to support a performance management led environment
- Building strong working relationships with stakeholders across the wider business and assist in ad hoc sourcing and pricing activities as required
- Optimising inventory management across the site and ensuring stock availability and control
- Regular liaison with relevant externals to maintaining accurate schedules and inventory levels to optimise cost, space and efficiency
- Preparing data relating to forecast sales demand v stock availability
- Providing and analysing performance statistics and material data

To be successful in this role, you will have:

- Experience in a similar role within a Manufacturing firm; you'll need knowledge of both Procurement and Supply Chain and have used MRP/ERP systems (eg SAP)
- Track record of managing direct reports and driving performance through monitoring of KPI's
- An analytical and strategic mind and be self motivated and organised
- Stakeholder management skills and excellent communication skills
- The ability to implement continuous improvement activity

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the regions premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at

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