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Purchasing Project Leader

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    Supply Chain

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    £20.85 - 27.85 per hour

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    Gayle Britton

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  • Published:

    12 days ago

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Purchasing Project Leader

Peterborough - Initial 12 Month Contract

Up to £21.20 per hour PAYE / Up to £27.85 per hour via an Umbrella Company (depending on experience)

Our client is a world class engineering and manufacturing company, they are looking for someone to lead NPI purchasing projects. You will be responsible for planning, coordinating, governing, and reporting Purchasing’s participation in the NPI process. This is an initial 12 month contract, the contract is likely to keep rolling for the right person, as long as the business need is there!

What would the Purchasing Project Leader do?

  • Represent Purchasing in project teams for NPI (concept to production) and new site introduction
  • Project leader - you are leading the project from the purchasing function’s perspective
  • Create packages of work from project teams, and share with purchasing category teams globally
  • Work with category teams; helping them get quotes and implementing suppliers
  • Varied role, you will work closely with supply chain, quality, and engineering teams

What qualifications and experience will the Purchasing Project Leader need?

  • Previous demonstrable experience within a purchasing environment and liaising with suppliers
  • Engineering experience - understanding early stages of purchasing in NPI, use your experience to help the team understand how things are made/processes (e.g. castings engineering experience)
  • Experience of leading projects, analytical, problem solving, and effective communication skills, both internally and externally with suppliers
    • The ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
    • Good Microsoft skills - Intermediate to Advanced Excel (e.g. create pivot tables, lookups, formulas)
    • Teamcenter, MFG Pro experience would be beneficial
    • Exposure to NPI processes - desirable
    • Previous experience of working with a global supply base - desirable
    • Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management i.e. CIPS - desirable

To apply, please submit a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

The above represents a summary of the contract assignment.  A full description of this contract assignment is available. A full explanation of this rate and all deductions will be explained in a key information document (KID) supplied to registered candidates.