Procurement Manager

Job Details

  • Contract: Full Time
  • Hours: 39
  • Salary: On application
  • Posted On: February 23, 2022
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This is an opportunity for a highly driven and accomplished Procurement Manager to join a successful engineering and sensor manufacturing company.

About the Company

Level Developments is a world leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical and electronic angle measuring products ( We sell a diverse range of high-quality products across the world. The company’s continued growth and success is based on a high level of specialised knowledge and a high performing team of around 70 people.

Our aim is to continually improve in all areas of the business. To push our understanding and technology and to implement the best systems to ensure we have the tools to deliver quality products at competitive prices. We recognise the importance of employing the best possible people, giving them the best possible tools, and ensuring they are allowed to work in an environment that encourages creativity, passion, and dedication.

Responsibilities and Duties

Responsible for the management and continuous improvement of the purchasing department, ensuring the purchase of quality products at the most competitive prices, delivered on time to ensure that the company operates effectively. Developing and implementing the vision, strategy, and functions of the department in line with the overall business objectives.

We are looking to appoint a high performing individual with at least 3 years of purchasing experience within the manufacturing industry. Someone who has a strong technical understanding of electronic components and engineering concepts, that can comprehend engineering drawings and technical requirements and can communicate such information effectively.

The candidate should have demonstrable experience in leading and developing a high performing purchasing team within the manufacturing environment. With expertise in sourcing, purchasing, supplier management and negotiation.

If you are ambitious and looking for a role where you can and will make a difference, with the opportunity to develop your skills further and be a major part of delivering strategic growth with a great company in a thriving industry, then this is an exciting opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that purchasing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs
  • Provide leadership to the purchasing department. Recruit, coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team that delivers continuous improvement, added value and cost reductions
  • Ensure supply chain continuity of correct specification, quality, cost and OTD of all parts, materials, and products
  • Create and implement best practices, purchasing vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures to aid and improve business performance
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance
  • Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level
  • Source new and alternative suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality and meet the business needs
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a supplier relationship and evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance
  • Manage the process for non-conforming supplier product
  • Work closely with Research Development to source new and alternative suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality and meet the business needs
  • Fill in and support all purchasing functions as needed

Essential skills and experience required:

  • Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant commercial or engineering course
  • Preferably a Fellow or Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Demonstrable experience of leading a purchasing function with a proven track record in strategic purchasing leadership delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes, and systems
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Experience in strategic purchasing within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in purchasing electronic components for production volumes
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
  • Proven contract management and supplier experience
  • Experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level
  • Proficient with MS Office and Windows; (Excel; Advanced)
  • Experience of Sage Line 50 is desirable

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary (Based on experience)
  • Twice annual profit-sharing bonus
  • 24 days annual leave (+public holidays)
  • Flexible working
  • Car parking

Prior to applying, please ensure you have the essential skills and experience listed and this is demonstrable, please send your CV and a comprehensive covering letter to explain why you are the best fit for this role.

COVID-19 considerations:
We are currently wearing masks when moving around the building, cleaning regimes are carried out x3 times daily. There is a full Covid-19 handbook and risk assessment in place.

Job Type: Full-time

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