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Procurement Manager

  • Location

    Malmesbury, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £55000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Claire Male

  • Contact email:

    claire.male@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    55000

  • Salary low:

    45000

  • Job ref:

    BBBH47783

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-11

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    #


A Procurement Manager is required with knowledge of the Automotive Engineering arena. Candidates with demonstrable industry experience including Body Exterior category would be well received.

Due to their groundbreaking new venture, this company, a world-leading technology company, based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire requires a hands-on and hardworking Procurement Manager with the technical expertise and experience to negotiate with credibility for a new permanent role.

As a Procurement Manager you will be required to:

  • Lead the Procurement activities for the Body Exterior Category
  • Drive and manage Category costs to meet Should Costs and Target Costs. The role will work in collaboration with the Procurement Project Managers, Category Design Managers and the Product Cost team to deliver Target costs to support the Business Case
  • Develop Category Sourcing Plans for each project, identifying High-risk and High-impact parts and ensuring all necessary Category Procurement activities are complete
  • Work with engineers and suppliers to create detailed specifications, and identify VA/VE and DFM opportunities - and ensure they are adopted and benefits realised
  • Support cross-functional long-term Procurement strategy for designated categories and related components, obtaining buy-in from key stakeholders within the business
  • Initiate negotiations and take the lead in closing price agreements to meet KPIs in cooperation with the Category team
  • Identify risk, minimise exposure and work closely with internal stakeholders to define and implement mitigating actions
  • Contract negotiation and new vendor identification, introduction and management
  • Work autonomously with accountability for your categories strategies and performance



The Procurement Manager should have the following skills or experience:

  • Degree/CIPS qualified
  • Substantial experience in Procurement Category Management
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technical engineering relevant to the Automotive Body industry, in particular, Body Exterior
  • Strong commercial background within a High-Tech manufacturing, engineering or technology business
  • A proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels of an organisation
  • Strong manufacturing and quality knowledge with a process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection
  • Experience in product costing and/or costed Bill of Materials and identification of product cost drivers
  • Good understanding of legal regulations and contract setting
  • Self-motivated, accurate and operates with the highest ethical standards. Prepared to work hard to get the right result for our client, be tough yet be fair with our supplier base
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for reporting to stakeholders at different levels
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
  • Willing to challenge the status quo - internally and externally
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive working relationships and influence stakeholders
  • Integrity and confidence under pressure - always presenting the facts no matter what the circumstances



This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of category management in an automotive environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Malmesbury-based technology company will offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus, Pension, 27 days holiday, flexible working hours
  • A unique opportunity to work in this dynamic engineering environment



Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of procurement and the automotive industry and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Procurement Manager role, please contact Claire Male at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446131.