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European Purchasing Manager - Birmingham (West Brom, Sutton, Solihull, Halesowen circle)

Automotive - Purchasing
Ref: 1277 Date Posted: Monday 30 Nov 2020
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A new, fantastic opportunity has arisen for a European Purchasing Manager within a global tier 1 automotive organisation. You will be responsible for driving the integrated Production and Non-Production purchasing function and accountable for identification and evaluation of procurement opportunities for the operations within the European Plants.

As European Purchasing Manager, you will get a salary of £75,000- £80,000 per annum plus a car allowance and rewarding benefits package.

As a European Purchasing Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership for all European Plants commodity buyers.
  • Manage all Purchasing activities in European Facilities.
  • Manage annual purchasing budget.
  • Responsibility for Cost savings budget.
  • Developing and implementing commodity plans for each commodity buyer.
  • Implementing and ensuring that purchasing process are followed, e.g. price increases, sourcing table, standard contracts, supplier assessments tec.
  • Providing purchasing Europe regional support, actively taking part in regional activities and meetings.
  • Leading/taking part in major supplier negotiations.
  • Provide support for local business unit and local senior management.
  • Providing support from engineering to ensure new customer programs are achieved.
  • Implementing Global purchasing initiatives locally.

To be successful in the role of European Purchasing Manager, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree or Higher-Level Diploma in business related studies of Supplier Management/Purchasing.
  • Solid knowledge of Supplier Chain and Change Management experience is essential/desirable.
  • Exceptional record on cost savings is essential.
  • Problem solving skills are essential.
  • Strong management skills are essential.
  • Strong leadership/negotiations skills are essential.
  • Operating within a large Matrix organization
  • Prior experience leading teams of similar size

This position is based in Birmingham and is easily commutable from West Bromwich, Sutton Coldfield, Smethwick and Walsall.

Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist working within the Automotive, Aerospace and World Class manufacturing sectors.

Important: Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa