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  • Job reference: RMS0172935

Commodity Manager - General Purchasing

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Hethel, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/11/2016
  • Duration: on-going
The Company:
Our Client is a prestigious manufacturer of sports and racing cars. The company designs and builds race and production automobiles of light weight and fine handling characteristics.

The Role:
The primary purpose is to ensure delivery on time, to the right quality at the right cost all materials within the responsibility of the commodity.

This is to be done through strategic supplier selection, supplier resourcing, cost down, total cost optimisation and supplier development through quality and delivery improvements.

The secondary purpose is to motivate and develop direct reports to achieve best practice in terms of supply chain management whilst influencing the wider business in support of Company Key Goals.

This position will report directly to the Head of Supply Chain and will have a number of direct reports. Crucial to the success of this role is the development and implementation of supply chain strategies that effectively use the resources available.

The role covers the management of a commercial procurement team to deliver best practice results withing function of Supply Chain. As a Commodity Manager it will also entail leading teams across supplier development, material control and any other functions required to resolve supply chain issues and implement strategic goals.

This includes the development of the function in support of Company Key Goals and Strategy. The role requires sufficient flexibility to change role within Purchasing to work at the sale level with different areas of responsibility. The role does involve overseas travel.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with CIPS qualification, Masters in Supply Chain desirable.

Extensive Procurement experience within manufacturing environment.

Broad spectrum of negotiation experience.

Previous management experience (preferably within the Automotive Industry).

Results focused, motivational leader.

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.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, Contact Stephen Robinson at Fircroft on + 1925 281 639
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