Purchasing Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Automotive, IT & infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Excellent day rate

  • Contact:

    Kate Stevens

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446130

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Title: Purchasing Manager

Contract Position based at: Farnborough

Rate: Excellent day rate


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

As the Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for a commodity portfolio within a purchasing team.

In this role you will:

  • Be responsible for your own performance within the team, contributing to its KPI targets and objectives which are measured collectively.
  • Deputise within the team as required.
  • Lead negotiations for multi-million pound tenders.
  • Work with internal business stakeholders to adhere to the company purchasing processes and guidelines.
  • Ensure that you work within the company’s governance and compliance policies.
  • Set commodity strategies, often in co-operation with central purchasing colleagues overseas.
  • Oversee supplier management activities.
  • Play a key part in training others on a new purchasing IT system.

Experience Required:

  • Internal Proven experience in procurement of goods and services for major projects, or similar relevant experience.
  • High level of competence in PC and Office Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Experience of managing supplier performance.
  • Advanced contract drafting and negotiation skills, along with good commercial acumen.
  • Excellent networking and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-starter with project management experience.
  • Ability to lead and influence a cross-functional team.
  • Experience of purchasing systems coaching is advantageous.

To apply for this role please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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