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With more and more organisations looking to streamline their processes to optimise profits, the demand for proven professionals has never been greater. That’s where our three decades of purchasing, procurement and sourcing recruitment expertise really comes into its own.

First we’ll interrogate your unique business challenges, whether that’s sourcing raw materials for manufacture or securing professional services. Then we’ll develop a recruitment strategy that will quickly put you in touch with the sharpest minds in procurement and purchasing. Before you know it you’ll be cutting costs and eliminating risk in a way that’s responsible, repeatable and reliable.

Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Recruitment - Martin VeaseyHere are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • Our client portfolio spans blue chip and SMEs across the globe, which is why you’ll find our candidates in over 42 countries.
  • Our candidates are proven at delivering long-term sustainability in a short space of time and are equally at home sourcing from around the world as they are in the UK.
  • Our proven experience in recruiting purchasing, procurement and sourcing executives runs in parallel with our experience of recruitment within the supply chain sector as a whole.
  • Thanks to our proactive approach to recruitment we already have a global talent pool of purchasing professionals, with many more leading candidates also on our radar.

If you’re looking for a role in purchasing and procurement be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.


In their own words

“Martin Veasey Talent Solutions for me are different to many other recruitment agencies as they provide a very personable service for their prospective candidates. They very much practice what they preach!   When I first my Roheela for my initial interview it felt very much like an interview with the company.  She was very knowledgeable about the job role but also about the business and the team I would be working in, their culture and more specifically the management team and their personality profiles and where I could fit into the business.  This really helped me prepare for the interview in the correct way but also gave me an understanding of whether I felt I could fit into the team, which from a candidate point of view is actually very important if you are looking long term.  The level of detail provided about the role was also second to none and the role has lived up to the expectation set out at the start.   All in all I would recommend Roheela and Martin Veasey Talent Solutions to any of my network if looking for the next step in their career."
– Category Manager, Construction Sector


Role up, role up

Here are just some of the purchasing and procurement positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

Typical Roles:

  • Procurement Analysts
  • Buyers
  • Supply Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Category Buyers
  • Category Managers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Supplier Development Managers
  • P2P Specialists
  • EPC Procurement 
  • Head of Procurement 
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Vice President Procurement
  • Chief Procurement Officer

We have recruited in a range of industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Chemical & Natural Resources
  • Construction & Building Materials
  • Consultancy & Outsourcing
  • Drinks/Beverage Production
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • FMCG & Food Processing
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care & Medical Devices
  • IT
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Retail 
  • Service Industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities & Nuclear Power

Let’s get down to details

From graduate to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest purchasing and procurement talent call +44 (0)1905 381320 or email info@martinveasey.com.

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What Brexit Has in Store for Your Procurement Team

Is Your Procurement CV Still Fit For Purpose?

Reports and Guides

How to Create a Development Plan for Your Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Employees
 

LX 498593d
£30000 - £40000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits

BUYER- ENGINEERING/CAPITAL & DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS

"Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as an engineering buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader."

 

C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

Location: North West

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its capital and decommissioning projects procurement management team.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the development of waste management and decommissioning capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena. Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, decommissioning and waste management projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
    Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people

 

LX 498593e
£30000 - £40000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits

BUYER- ENGINEERING/CAPITAL & DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS

"Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as an engineering buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader."

 

C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

Location: North West

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its capital and decommissioning projects procurement management team.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the development of waste management and decommissioning capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena. Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, decommissioning and waste management projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
    Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people

 

LX 498593a
£30000 - £40000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits

BUYER- ENGINEERING/CAPITAL & DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS

"Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as an engineering buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader."

 

C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

Location: North West

Commutable from Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Chester, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, South Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its capital and decommissioning projects procurement management team.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the development of waste management and decommissioning capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena. Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, decommissioning and waste management projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
    Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people

 

LX 642943b
C£35000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits 

 

SOURCING, PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - FAR EAST & INDIA SUPPLY CHAIN

C£35000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits 

Carlisle, Cumbria

Our client is a specialist division of a market leading group and plc, specialising in interior and exterior hardware, fixtures, and fittings.  This is a newly created role reporting to the Product Development function, to take responsibility for strategic sourcing and supplier development of product sourced and manufactured in the Far East and India.
This role would suit a graduate calibre, potentially CIPS qualified, sourcing, procurement, and supplier development specialist with a track record of working with Far East/China, India and other low-cost source countries for parts and products.  The Sourcing, Procurement and Supplier Development Manager will develop and implement procurement strategies, working closely with colleagues in China and India in relation to supplier capabilities and performance, quality control and supply chain into the UK.  Experience of category and range planning and development and procurement analysis would be highly advantageous.  A strong appreciation of metal commodity and trading price negotiation and contracts will be critical to success.

The Role:
•    Effective analysis of current supply chain and successful implementation of procurement strategy and policies.
•    Full supplier performance management reporting into senior executives to include the set up and monitoring of performance metrics and liaising with China and India Sourcing offices and suppliers to ensure performance criteria is met.
•    Build and develop credible relationships with suppliers and in some cases develop a supply partnership.
•    Key contact in HQ for supplier issues including management of defective or unacceptable goods or services with NPD Team. Assist with investigation on product issues and communicate to supply chain accordingly.
•    Manage trading & price negotiation for products with current and potential new suppliers.
•    Manage tenders / RFQ’s with supply chain, which may include current suppliers or sourcing new suppliers in new territories.
•    Organise supplier onboarding activity to include supplier set up, arrange audits, support first manufacture product checks, and manage through any issues with relevant stakeholders including Sourcing offices in China/India and Product Development colleagues.
•    Commit to a productivity plan (cost savings) whilst maintaining the expected product quality levels associated with the product brand/position.
•    Manager OTIF performance of suppliers working in partnership with planning and suppliers to ensure targets are met.
•    Quality resolution with Suppliers and negotiation for Credits.
•    Negotiations to mitigate delays working with planning.
•    Negotiate MOQ levels (in partnership with planning)
•    Work towards total supplier compliance supporting China and India sourcing offices in supplier improvements where identified through the audit process.
•    Comprehensively develop and implement purchasing strategies in conjunction with the Head of Product & Procurement 
•    Work in partnership with Product Development Engineer where design input / application engineering is required focusing on Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE)
•    Organise and Communicate the purchasing element of Customer Special Orders
•    Closely liaise with Accounts to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.
•    Ensure the highest standards of health and safety, ethics and sustainability throughout the supply chain.

The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated/graduate calibre.  Part or Ful CIPS qualification would be highly advantageous although not a prerequisite.
•    Experience of sourcing, procurement and supplier development from the Far East/China and India.
•    Specifically, sourcing metal and mechanically engineered parts and products for the consumer market within a fast-moving route to market such as retail, wholesale and distributor channels.
•    Highly numerate and analytical with a track record of commodity trading and price negotiation and contract development.
•    Strong awareness of category, range and brand development and positioning.
•    Energetic, resilient, and flexible to undertake business travel to Far East and India to source, procure and develop supplier partnerships.
•    Capable and experienced to set up our clients sourcing, procurement, and supplier development function in the UK HO, ensuring that all processes, contractual frameworks, dashboards, and systems are implemented and aligned to support total cost and supplier management.
•    Experience in cross functional working within a matrix organisation including supporting new product development and launch within a value engineering environment.
•    Fluent in business English.  Fluency in Chinese would be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and the opportunity to play a key role in establishing the sourcing & procurement function further enhancing our client’s market leading position as a supplier of high quality products.

To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 642943 to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

 

LX 642943a
C£35000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits 

SOURCING, PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - FAR EAST & INDIA SUPPLY CHAIN

C£35000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits 

Carlisle, Cumbria

Our client is a specialist division of a market leading group and plc, specialising in interior and exterior hardware, fixtures, and fittings.  This is a newly created role reporting to the Product Development function, to take responsibility for strategic sourcing and supplier development of product sourced and manufactured in the Far East and India.
This role would suit a graduate calibre, potentially CIPS qualified, sourcing, procurement, and supplier development specialist with a track record of working with Far East/China, India and other low-cost source countries for parts and products.  The Sourcing, Procurement and Supplier Development Manager will develop and implement procurement strategies, working closely with colleagues in China and India in relation to supplier capabilities and performance, quality control and supply chain into the UK.  Experience of category and range planning and development and procurement analysis would be highly advantageous.  A strong appreciation of metal commodity and trading price negotiation and contracts will be critical to success.

The Role:
•    Effective analysis of current supply chain and successful implementation of procurement strategy and policies.
•    Full supplier performance management reporting into senior executives to include the set up and monitoring of performance metrics and liaising with China and India Sourcing offices and suppliers to ensure performance criteria is met.
•    Build and develop credible relationships with suppliers and in some cases develop a supply partnership.
•    Key contact in HQ for supplier issues including management of defective or unacceptable goods or services with NPD Team. Assist with investigation on product issues and communicate to supply chain accordingly.
•    Manage trading & price negotiation for products  with current and potential new suppliers.
•    Manage tenders / RFQ’s with supply chain, which may include current suppliers or sourcing new suppliers in new territories.
•    Organise supplier onboarding activity to include supplier set up, arrange audits, support first manufacture product checks, and manage through any issues with relevant stakeholders including Sourcing offices in China/India and Product Development colleagues.
•    Commit to a productivity plan (cost savings) whilst maintaining the expected product quality levels associated with the product brand/position.
•    Manager OTIF performance of suppliers working in partnership with planning and suppliers to ensure targets are met.
•    Quality resolution with Suppliers and negotiation for Credits.
•    Negotiations to mitigate delays working with planning.
•    Negotiate MOQ levels (in partnership with planning)
•    Work towards total supplier compliance supporting China and India sourcing offices in supplier improvements where identified through the audit process.
•    Comprehensively develop and implement purchasing strategies in conjunction with the Head of Product & Procurement 
•    Work in partnership with Product Development Engineer where design input / application engineering is required focusing on Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE)
•    Organise and Communicate the purchasing element of Customer Special Orders
•    Closely liaise with Accounts to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.
•    Ensure the highest standards of health and safety, ethics and sustainability throughout the supply chain.

The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated/graduate calibre.  Part or Ful CIPS qualification would be highly advantageous although not a prerequisite.
•    Experience of sourcing, procurement and supplier development from the Far East/China and India.
•    Specifically, sourcing metal and mechanically engineered parts and products for the consumer market within a fast-moving route to market such as retail, wholesale and distributor channels.
•    Highly numerate and analytical with a track record of commodity trading and price negotiation and contract development.
•    Strong awareness of category, range and brand development and positioning.
•    Energetic, resilient, and flexible to undertake business travel to Far East and India to source, procure and develop supplier partnerships.
•    Capable and experienced to set up our clients sourcing, procurement, and supplier development function in the UK HO, ensuring that all processes, contractual frameworks, dashboards, and systems are implemented and aligned to support total cost and supplier management.
•    Experience in cross functional working within a matrix organisation including supporting new product development and launch within a value engineering environment.
•    Fluent in business English.  Fluency in Chinese would be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and the opportunity to play a key role in establishing the sourcing & procurement function further enhancing our client’s market leading position as a supplier of high quality products.

To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 642943 to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com

LX 642943
C£35000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits 

SOURCING, PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - FAR EAST & INDIA SUPPLY CHAIN

C£35000 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits 

Carlisle, Cumbria

Our client is a specialist division of a market leading group and plc, specialising in interior and exterior hardware, fixtures, and fittings.  This is a newly created role reporting to the Product Development function, to take responsibility for strategic sourcing and supplier development of product sourced and manufactured in the Far East and India.
This role would suit a graduate calibre, potentially CIPS qualified, sourcing, procurement, and supplier development specialist with a track record of working with Far East/China, India and other low-cost source countries for parts and products.  The Sourcing, Procurement and Supplier Development Manager will develop and implement procurement strategies, working closely with colleagues in China and India in relation to supplier capabilities and performance, quality control and supply chain into the UK.  Experience of category and range planning and development and procurement analysis would be highly advantageous.  A strong appreciation of metal commodity and trading price negotiation and contracts will be critical to success.

The Role:
•    Effective analysis of current supply chain and successful implementation of procurement strategy and policies.
•    Full supplier performance management reporting into senior executives to include the set up and monitoring of performance metrics and liaising with China and India Sourcing offices and suppliers to ensure performance criteria is met.
•    Build and develop credible relationships with suppliers and in some cases develop a supply partnership.
•    Key contact in HQ for supplier issues including management of defective or unacceptable goods or services with NPD Team. Assist with investigation on product issues and communicate to supply chain accordingly.
•    Manage trading & price negotiation for products with current and potential new suppliers.
•    Manage tenders / RFQ’s with supply chain, which may include current suppliers or sourcing new suppliers in new territories.
•    Organise supplier onboarding activity to include supplier set up, arrange audits, support first manufacture product checks, and manage through any issues with relevant stakeholders including Sourcing offices in China/India and Product Development colleagues.
•    Commit to a productivity plan (cost savings) whilst maintaining the expected product quality levels associated with the product brand/position.
•    Manager OTIF performance of suppliers working in partnership with planning and suppliers to ensure targets are met.
•    Quality resolution with Suppliers and negotiation for Credits.
•    Negotiations to mitigate delays working with planning.
•    Negotiate MOQ levels (in partnership with planning)
•    Work towards total supplier compliance supporting China and India sourcing offices in supplier improvements where identified through the audit process.
•    Comprehensively develop and implement purchasing strategies in conjunction with the Head of Product & Procurement 
•    Work in partnership with Product Development Engineer where design input / application engineering is required focusing on Value Analysis and Value Engineering (VAVE)
•    Organise and Communicate the purchasing element of Customer Special Orders
•    Closely liaise with Accounts to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier.
•    Ensure the highest standards of health and safety, ethics and sustainability throughout the supply chain.

The Ideal Candidate:
•    University degree educated/graduate calibre.  Part or Ful CIPS qualification would be highly advantageous although not a prerequisite.
•    Experience of sourcing, procurement and supplier development from the Far East/China and India.
•    Specifically, sourcing metal and mechanically engineered parts and products for the consumer market within a fast-moving route to market such as retail, wholesale and distributor channels.
•    Highly numerate and analytical with a track record of commodity trading and price negotiation and contract development.
•    Strong awareness of category, range and brand development and positioning.
•    Energetic, resilient, and flexible to undertake business travel to Far East and India to source, procure and develop supplier partnerships.
•    Capable and experienced to set up our clients sourcing, procurement, and supplier development function in the UK HO, ensuring that all processes, contractual frameworks, dashboards, and systems are implemented and aligned to support total cost and supplier management.
•    Experience in cross functional working within a matrix organisation including supporting new product development and launch within a value engineering environment.
•    Fluent in business English.  Fluency in Chinese would be highly advantageous but not a prerequisite.

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and the opportunity to play a key role in establishing the sourcing & procurement function further enhancing our client’s market leading position as a supplier of high quality products.

To apply without delay, please email your CV quoting reference LX 642943 to applications@martinveasey.com  Telephone 01905 381 320 www.martinveasey.com