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Technical Procurement Manager

Technical Procurement Manager

Job Title: Technical Procurement Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxfordshire
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: NG-5817-1
Contact Name: Nick Green
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 14, 2021 16:32

Job Description

Due to significant and rapid growth, our Nanotechnology client are looking to recruit a Technical Procurement Manager to strengthen their busy Procurement & Supply Chain team.
Reporting directly to the Head of Supply Chain and Procurement, you will be accountable for the procurement, delivery, and performance management of suppliers across a range of manufactured mechanical & electrical components.
This role is project orientated and therefore requires the individual to be competent at both the tactical and strategic level, familiar with the Procurement 5 R’s you will be driven to always achieve the best possible results. 
The ideal candidate will be a dedicated and self-motivated team player with strong interpersonal and organisational skills, who can prioritise effectively in a fast-moving environment. You will be entirely comfortable with rolling up your sleeves and getting stuck in. You will be a confident communicator and negotiator with the ability to build strong and positive relationships with our suppliers and internal customers whilst ensuring we deliver on time in full.
Main Responsibilities;
Be responsible for the end to end purchasing process for all Production/ Technical/Engineering requirements.
Lead, grow and develop the purchasing team to be best in class.
Impart technical/commercial knowledge to the business developing awareness, and implementation of Supply Chain processes.
Balance both tactical and strategic initiatives to ensure our ambitious targets are achieved.
Ensure continuous supply of goods, communicate any supply issues which may pose a risk or impact business projects.
Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and development and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
Negotiate framework contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with suppliers.
Review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
Create and manage a rationalised supplier capability matrix.
Skills & Experience; 
Significant experience in an Engineering purchasing role with demonstrable delivery of strategic initiatives.
Ability to read and interpret technical/ engineering drawings.
Competent user of ERP systems & able to follow BOM structures SAP/ Solid works.
Analytical, numerically astute with good problem identification and solution abilities.
Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines.
Commercially and financially aware with keen attention to detail and accuracy.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously.
A good foundation of skills and knowledge of relevant Supply Chain, purchasing and sourcing concepts.
Strong proven experience of building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
Proven negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.
Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
Experience from within a faced paced industrial engineering environment such as prototyping, NPD/ NPI, F1 or similar.
Experience in the procurement of fabrication, machined parts and electrical components and machine builds.