Purchasing Manager


Key Responsibilities:

  • Promoting the effective management of suppliers to sustain value throughout the life of the contract.
  • Building and maintaining outstanding relationships whilst logging and tracking supplier performance.
  • Enhancing relationships to ensure effective execution of strategies and drive cost savings.
  • Ensuring that manufacturing is not compromised due to non-availability of parts.
  • Carrying out NPI/RFI/RFQ, and making sourcing recommendations.
  • Monitoring the health of the Supplier and identifying risk.
  • Looking for cost down opportunities through alternative sourcing.
  • Negotiation of supplier contracts.
  • Ensure MRP pricing data is kept up to date.
  • Raising purchase orders and chasing overdue deliveries.
  • Providing regular reporting to the Senior Team and Directors.


Key Requirements:

  • Supplier focused with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed business acumen and negotiation/influencing skills.
  • Member of Institute of Purchasing and Supply (or currently studying for membership).
  • A working knowledge of relevant standards (AS9100) preferred but not essential as training will be given.
  • A working knowledge of MRP procurement systems.
  • Procurement and supplier management experience essential.
  • Effective communication skills at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum Intermediate Excel knowledge essential

Company Statement: This job description is not intended to establish a total definition of a job but outline duties. This job description will be amended at the discretion of management.

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    POST: HR Department
    Senior Aerospace Thermal Engineering
    Orchard Road,
    SG8 5JZ

    PHONE: 01763 242067 Ext: 223

  • As part of the Senior Aerospace Thermal Engineering team you will receive an attractive renumeration package which reflects the Senior PLC Global employment/pay structure.

    • Competitive Wage Structure / Benefits
    • Excellent Pension Scheme / Life Insurance
    • Opportunities for personal growth / development
    • Competitive holiday entitlement; increasing with service
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