Purchasing Team Leader

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £40000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a leading manufacturing organisation as a Purchasing Team Leader.


Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Team Leader;

Drive improvements including lead-time, supplier rationalisation and stock levels.

Purchasing of all raw materials and services.

Reduction of supplier base.

Help drive efficiencies and contribute to cost reductions.

Meet with Suppliers to develop and maintain relationships.

Establish and manage systems to monitor and report supplier scorecard performance.

Lead the purchasing team to deliver business reviews with key suppliers.

Manage Supplier Audits from an operational capability standpoint.


Personal Specification of the Purchasing Team Leader;

CIPS qualification would be an advantage.

Purchasing experience within a high-volume manufacturing environment.

Ability to lead a small team.

Strong communication and negotiation skills.

Excellent IT skills including Intermediate Excel skills.

Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems.

Ability to effectively prioritise workload.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Self-motivated and enthusiastic.

Flexibility to travel to meet suppliers as required.


This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Senior Buyer, Purchasing Controller, Supplier Manager or Purchasing Manager.