Purchasing Manager manages all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Being a Purchasing Manager evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Purchasing Manager typically reports to a senior manager. The Purchasing Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Purchasing Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.
Purchasing Manager Job Description Template
Our company is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our team.
- Conduct research to ascertain the best suppliers in terms of value, quality and service;
- Develop, refine and execute improved procurement strategies;
- Managing and developing a new team;
- Liaising closely with global teams;
- Effectively controlling and communicating the weekly material delivery schedule, and providing a monthly purchasing report to the Board;
- Proficiency with MS Office & SAP(Preferred);
- Use KPI’s to measure improvements;
- Exposure to Financial Management(Preferred);
- Develop and own yearly budgeting process for assigned categories;
- Translate supplier and commodity insight into cost models which enable value creation;
- Review and negotiate Contract terms. Manage approval through to signature;
- Support commercial account teams through engagement and presentations to clients when required;
- Develop and implement suitable cost evaluation tools including TCO and WLC to support Finance;
- Alternative – APICS – CPIM qualified;
- Implement procurement policies, processes and procedures to help protect and advance the business.
- Strong internal and external Stakeholder engagement skills;
- An understanding of lean techniques and global sourcing;
- Strong ERP/MRP and IT skills (excel);
- Fluent in English. Command of another European language is a plus;
- Mobile phone;
- Strong leadership skills with ability to influence at all levels;
- 25 Days annual leave plus bank holidays;
- University/academic degree or equivalent; technical or business related;
- Company performance-based bonus;
- Employer contributory pension scheme;
- Microsoft office capable (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
- Ability to lead, manage and achieve targets;
- Have the key skills to negotiate with suppliers from the EMEA regions;
- Experience in cost-saving and negotiation;
- Automotive/precision component experience.