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Purchase Process Technical Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 12/08/2014
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Responsible for all Purchase Process within the function. The job holder will take responsibility for ensuring all Process and Continuous Improvement activities within the function are delivered to required timescales and set KPI's. In addition the role will be responsible for ensuring that all communication and training in relation to new Process is delivered internally and cross functionally. The role will also incorporate the Quality Lighthouse responsibilities to improve the application of the Quality Management system within own functional area and support Central Quality Assurance in planned improvement activities.

Key Responsibilities
1. Accountable for delivery and implementation of set projects to agreed timescales within the Purchase function in relation to
- The Companies Purchase Process Activities
- The companies Group Process Activities
- The companies Cross Functional Process Activities

2 .Accountable for aligning the company and Group Process in relation to project delivery
- Identify Best Practice and implement into process improvements
- Build measurable improvements into new projects based on continuous improvement process, grow without growing and feedback from colleagues

3.To provide regular updates on project delivery to include
- Full project plans for all set tasks
- Resource planning
- Tracking of improvement measures to set Key Performance Indicators

4. To work cross functionally within the company and its groups with key business areas to support project delivery and process improvements
- Identify internal and external stakeholders
- Communicate tasks and responsibilities
- Train and document all new and existing Processes to all relevant colleagues

5.To be accountable for the responsibilities relating to the Quality Lighthouse Role
- Liaise and be the focal point with Quality for all relevant activity
- Communication and presence at internal and external Audits
- Maintain document control register in functional area
- Ensure all audit actions within functional area are followed through to agreed resolution within timescales

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Good overall standard of education to GCSE level or above. CIPS or other business management qualifications an advantage
Qualifications in relation to TS Audit an advantage
German language skills would be desirable

Experience -

Proven track record of Project Management and Implementation to include the use of practical problem solving skills and techniques
Demonstrable experience of audit process in line with TS16949 requirements
Demonstrable experience of process evaluation and improvement
Evidence of interpersonal skills appropriate to the role including communication and influencing
A requirement to lead and work in a cross functional team
Experience of KPI's and Reporting

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Demonstrable experience of Training of new Systems & Processes
Demonstrable experience of Continuous Improvement Processes
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