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Owen Daniels Consultancy




Posted: 14/03/2023

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Permanent Position

Excellent salary/package (Holiday: 25 days + 8 Statutory Days, Pension up to 7% matched, Life Assurance: 5x Basic Salary)

Flexible working hours

Growing Manufacturing Business

On-site in Birmingham

My client specialises in producing components for highly regulated industries including the marine, defence and nuclear sectors.


Job Description

General Purchasing administrative and non-administrative duties
Placing purchase orders securing the required lead times, driving quality adherence and pursuing best cost for direct materials and sub-contract services in line with the business demand (MRP requirements)
Issuing requests for quotation (RFQ’s/RFI’s/RFP’s) with focus on creating competitive tension between potential supplier providing the platform to make informed and sustainable sourcing decisions to support business requirements
Identify risks in the supply chain with focus to resolve using supplier development activities or resource activities to support business requirements.
Expediting / re-scheduling, agreeing delivery plans with suppliers, chasing outstanding items
Handling PO revision changes
Proactively address material shortages to strive for MRP adherence and report material availability issues in a timely manner to support operations and planning requirements.
Ensure On Time Delivery of all items in line with the manufacturing plan.
Pro-actively seek cost reduction opportunities within the supply chain through negotiation and / or competitive tendering.
Ensure products / services are ethically sourced and to process 


Essential Skills/Experience/Qualifications required:

Experience working for a manufacturing business
Previous experience in a buying role within supply chain/purchasing
Previous proven experience undertaking supply chain administration
Experience of dealing directly with and influencing suppliers 


Desirable Skills/Experience/Qualifications required:

Experience of working with and implementing Lean manufacturing tools and techniques 


Personal Characteristics

Strong drive for results, confident, motivated and tenacious
Collaborative and a good team worker
Can-Do, Will-Do attitude, determined to continually improve the business
Excellent attention to detail
Strong communicator (Both written and verbally)
Strong negotiation, influencing and persuasion skills
The successful candidate will be required to ‘hit the ground running’ and quickly understand the key challenges and opportunities

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