Ref - Purchasing and Supply Change Manager – Ref 5973

Procurement Manager

A highly accomplished and dynamic Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager with a wealth of experience driving cost reductions, improving performance, and establishing positive working partnerships with a network of suppliers in several sectors (Aerospace, Defence, Oil, Gas, Utilities and Medical). Possessed SC1 Security Clearance. Solid understanding of all aspects of contract management including profit and loss, strategy execution, negotiation, and stakeholder engagement. Passionate for continuous improvement. Excellent interpersonal skills with the natural ability to manage and influence stakeholders at all levels. Available at short notice
  • Overall control of forecasting and ordering raw materials, manufacturing product and despatch to customer
  • Updating Quality and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Sourcing new subcontract suppliers and environmentally friendly packing materials
  • Coordinated the transition of the Purchasing Department during an acquisition
  • Overhauled existing processes and created efficiencies within the Quality and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Conducted novation of existing and agreeing new contracts with supplier base resulting in purchase orders placed, £400k (capital parts)
  • Led negotiations, drove quality enhancements (forecasting/forward ordering) and overall improved supplier quality and on time delivery reducing gas turbine lead time by 50% (from four years to two years)
  • Established purchase agreements and purchase orders using SAP ERP (machined, forged and cast parts, pipe fittings/fabrications and fasteners)
  • Managing two direct reports
  • Relationship management with key stakeholders and service providers
  • Administrative responsibility for Business unit
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and establishing service specifications for ERP and WMS systems
  • Introduced and controlling all governance processes and documentation relating to the supplier base, including onboarding new suppliers
  • Establishing HACCP plans for the sites’ business units
  • Maintaining and improving the site’s Health and Safety records and procedures
  • Arranging the shipping of goods from the Far East, Asia and Europe
  • Helped to fine tune the Netsuite ERP system, working on Warelinx Warehouse Management System
  • Introduced a Quality Manual System based on ISO9001
  • Successful audit for SALSA approval
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