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    Reading, Berkshire

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    £45000 - £50000 per annum

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    Lisa Pascoe

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A fantastic new opportunity for an experienced Supply Chain Procurement professional to join a leading manufacturing organisation as a Purchasing & Materials Manager, to be responsible for managing the end to end Supply Chain process.

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing & Materials Manager;

Overseeing and managing teams who contribute to the supply chain process

Developing and training team members to reach their full potential

Developing and implementing a strategy for purchasing and supply chain

Ensuring the most efficient and up to date methods of completing materials and component costings are consistently used for sales enquires

Researching and exploring different methods of sourcing

Building and managing customer relationships

Ensuring the achievement of the most competitive pricing for materials

Ensuring materials from suppliers are available when required by production.

Personal Specification of the Purchasing & Materials Manager;

End to End Supply Chain Management experience.

Degree and / or Professional Qualifications would be preferred.

Electronics industry experience is essential.

Strong Leadership skills.

Strong communication and negotiation skills.

Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems.

Ability to effectively prioritise workload.

Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Supply Chain Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Materials Manager, Purchasing Team Leader, Senior Buyer, Purchasing Controller or Supplier Manager.