Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 167897
Our international automotive client is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join them on a permanent basis at their site in Washington.
To effectively manage the European Purchase Team t in ensuring that processes including planning, coordination and control of the sourcing and manufacturing processes are followed.
Lead the Purchasing activities for the Business Unit (CBU) in Europe
Lead new model sourcing activities, ensuring target costs are achieved
Lead negotiations with supplier management teams
Develop and lead commodity strategies to support business expansion and achievement of cost reduction targets
Think strategically and ‘out of the box,’ whilst being flexible and pragmatic
Lead and coordinate a Purchase team of senior buyers and buyers
Proven track record of achieving cost reduction targets whilst managing a team, ideally in an automotive or similarly fast paced environment
Able to develop short and long term strategic plans as well as analytical strength to turn the business vision into a workable plan and deliver to tight time-scales
Takes accountability of their results, and strives for better by setting higher goals and targets
An understanding of the nature of supply market structures
An effective communicator at all levels in the organisation
Developing and maintaining strong business relationships with suppliers and clients
This role is office hours but on occasions may require travel to sites and suppliers.