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    Fareham, Hampshire

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    £45000 - £55000 per annum

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    Lisa Pascoe

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A fantastic opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a leading manufacturing organisation as a Purchasing & Planning Manager.

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing & Planning Manager;

Lead the Purchasing and Planning team through setting clear objectives, managing performance & developing skills and competences.

Lead negotiations and ensure all spend is made on the best commercial terms.

Ensuring that material is ordered correctly and is delivered on-time in full to the required quality.

Ensuring all suppliers are performing to the requirements of all stakeholders.

Planning and effective management of the order book through to production and delivery.

Support budgeting, commodity profiling, analysis of spend, formulation and implementation of procurement strategies, and the on-going risk and performance management of strategic supplier relationships.

Manage the Purchasing process efficiently and effectively.

Support the outsourcing strategy through challenging and improvement of the make vs buy strategy using knowledge of the global supply market and the overall business strategy.

Explore and develop alternate sources of supply of materials in support of increasing the buying power of the organisation.

Manage transactional activities in the business ERP system, and ensure data is well maintained, processes standardised, and opportunities to improve acted upon.

Understanding sales forecasts and demands, ensuring material and production capacity and lead-time meet upcoming demand.

Prepare purchase requisitions, approve and issue purchase orders in accordance with company policy and negotiated terms and conditions.

Providing cost performance metrics on cost reduction and cost down initiatives.

Manage obsolescence issues for strategic and critical suppliers.

Drive continual improvement in process, people and performance within the function and team.

Personal Specification of the Purchasing & Planning Manager;

Degree and / or MCIPS qualification.

Purchasing & Planning experience within a manufacturing environment.

Experience of leading a team.

Strong communication and negotiation skills.

Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems.

Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Planning Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Inventory Manager or Purchasing Manager.