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Lead Purchasing Role

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/04/2017
  • Duration: on-going
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Position Description:
Function: Purchasing Role title: Project Leader - Supplier Localisation Responsible for leading the delivery of localised supplier manufacturing facilities supplying into Plant Nitra, meeting all defined targets from a cost, timing and quality perspective. Responsible for the execution of localisation team deliverables and reporting of status as required by relevant programme gateways.

Skills Required:
3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED: 1)Strong project management skillset, with experience of delivering complex projects and managing suppliers within the Automotive Industry, in either Commercial or Programme Management roles. 2)Ability to lead a project consisting of multi discipline,internal and external stakeholders, working in a high paced environment. 3)"Strong commercial and business accumen required, with the ability to assertively influence stakeholders. Strong interpersonal skills required, with a ""passion for quality""



Experience Required:
Experience managing projects end to end, with inter linked dependencies to specified deadlines. Previous experience within the automotive industry managing projects (with cross functional stakeholders or external suppliers) Experience influencing internal and external cross functional stakeholders. Experience using project management tools relevant to managing Automotive projects (e.g. supplier timing plans, MS Project, APQP, LRR's) An appreciation of automotive, gateway driven processes (such as PCDS, APQP, and PPAP). Strong IT skills

Education Required:
Preferably degree qualified Experience managing supplier projects from a cost, quality or delivery perspective

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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