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  • Job reference: RMS0142610

Purchase Technical Support Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/05/2014
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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:
Main Purpose of the Role

The primary purpose of this role is the management and leadership of the assigned parts/suppliers to ensure the Purchasing function objectives for new product introduction (through the required product emergence deliverables) and series current model are achieved.

Scope of the Role

- Coordinate critical supplier preparation, monitoring from nomination through to start of series production to end of life.
- Support Purchase Commodity Managers in their strategic and tactical activities.
- To achieve best practice in terms of Purchasing delivery whilst influencing the wider business support of Company Key Goals.
- Production readiness and tooling management process.
- Assist suppliers with manufacturing feasibility, process planning, capacity planning, facilities preparation and sub supplier preparation.
- Provide technical and project management skills to the Purchasing department.
- Apply Lean principles to drive improvement in supplier quality, cost and timing.
- Use Continuous Improvement tools 5’s, Quick Change Over, Visual Factory, etc to identify and eliminate waste from the supply chain.
- Conduct feasibility study using component review team methodology to ensure manufacturing process will achieve Engineering Specification.
- DFM (Design for Manufacture) and DMA (Design for Assembly) methodologies in support of the above.
- Produce KPI’s/reports into Project management structure in support f events such as Pilot Hall. KPSK etc.
- Produce KPI’s/Reports into Business as required.
- Maintain company’s quality rating (VDA/UV/TSI 6949)
- Represent Purchase at Board Events if required.

Qualifications and Experience

- Educated to degree level or equivalent education in a technical discipline/apprenticeship with Project management/Production experience.
- Demonstrable experience in Automotive Project and Supply Chain management
- Demonstrable good interpersonal and leadership skills, with ability to communicate across all levels of the business.
- Proven experience I the systematic planning and follow-up of Supplier Production Preparation activities.
- Demonstrate necessary knowledge of automotive component manufacturing processes.
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