Procurement Manager

  • Location

    Oxford, Oxfordshire

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Purchasing Manager

A fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager has arisen in a growing manufacturing business in Oxfordshire. With a potential salary range of £50,000- £60,000, and the scope for the team and role to evolve as the company grows, this would be perfect for a strategic Senor buyer or Procurement manager who wants a new challenge in an exciting industry.

Candidates will have previous experience within purchasing or procurement specifically within a metal fabrication manufacturing environment, and ideally with experience in managing a team.

Role responsibilities of the Procurement Manager:

  • Negotiating on price, terms of business and lead times, to optimise the performance and continuity of supply.
  • Strategic sourcing for both direct and indirect purchasing categories.
  • Taking the lead on supplier relations, vendor selection and contract management.
  • Holding supplier review meetings and leading the supplier performance management process.
  • Applying a continuous improvement mindset to the purchasing/procurement department.
  • Represent the purchasing department in NPI discussions

Person Specification of the Procurement Manager:

  • Ideally a full CIPS member (or currently working towards this)
  • Experience in a senior purchasing / procurement role with experience of strategic sourcing, vendor management and demand management within either an Aerospace or Automotive/Motorsport business is essential
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating and working cross-functionally with engineering teams and product teams
  • A proven track record of successful supplier negotiations is essential, international experience would be desirable
  • Experience of managing and developing a team
  • Ability to understand technical drawings


Up to 60k

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a senior buyer, sourcing specialist, commodity manager, commodity buyer, category manager, senior buyer or purchasing team leader, procurement manager.