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Supply Chain Manager

Purchasing/Supply Chain Manager
Bespoke machinery manufacture
Competitive salary + company benefits
Cheshire West

We are working with a well established, SME equipment manufacturer who supply globally and are a dynamic and growing business, supplying multiple sectors within a modern and technologically advanced industry.
The Role
Reporting into the Operations Director, you will be leading a small procurement team alongside overseeing the companies sourcing capabilities and supply chain. You will be responsible for finding and evaluating suppliers, products and services, negotiating contracts and acquiring the most cost-efficient contracts without compromising on quality. You will be delegating projects to the purchasing team and support hands on where necessary. You will be performing all procurement activities including pre-qualification, negotiating supplier agreements, preparation of contracts and tender management. You will be working closely with suppliers to build strong relationships You will be getting involved in implementing a new ERP system moving forwards, involved in lean activities and general improvements across the business, so you will really be able to make a difference. 

Qualifications and Skills
  • Qualifications not necessary, could be based on experience, CIPS a preference
  • Must have exposure within Manufacturing as a minimum, ideally from machine build engineering to be familiar with machined fabricated parts and interpreting engineering drawings 
  • Proven 5+years experience of strong people management skills and developing a team
  • Proven strategic sourcing success
  • Excellent communicator with the purchasing team, suppliers, other internal departments and board level 
  • Methodical in approach
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organisation and very strong attention to detail
  • Conflict resolutions and negotiation
  • Excellent attitude, natural people person
  • Flexibility for visiting suppliers and attending exhibitions when necessary 
What you will get in return
You will receive a generous base salary depending on experience alongside 25 days holidays plus bank holidays, pension contribution scheme, annual review, annual bonus scheme and various other benefits. You will be part of a family run business who have a great working environment and are a friendly, close-knit team. This is a great opportunity to progress you career in a positive work environment. 

If this seems like the ideal opportunity for you, please don’t hesitate to apply.



Growing SME machine build business looking for a strong leader for their purchasing team

  • Purchasing Manager from Manufacturing or Engineering
  • Strong people management/leadership skills
  • Growing SME machine build business
England - Cheshire
Work Type
Permanent / Full Time