Job Details: Head of Purchasing

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£80,000 - £90,000 (OTE £100,000)
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Midas Recruitment Ltd

7 High Street

Sutton Coldfield 

B72 1XH

0121 321 2444


About the Client:

Our client, an international well known brand within the automotive sector drives proven World class performance in the manufacturing of automotive parts throughout Europe.



Duties for the role of Head of Purchasing:

Develop a clear strategy for the Purchasing team in line with the Group's, as well as offering development and direction to all team members. Manage all budgets covering direct and indirect commodities, which will include a savings profile to support Group's financial model. Support and drive the new programme introduction process.

  • Manage the Group's purchasing department, covering all direct and indirect commodities
  • Responsible for all staff members duties, KPI's and development plans
  • Deliver KPI's tracking commodity savings and cost avoidance for the Group
  • Supply chain escalation support and interactions with the PM's at each plant
  • NPI support for all new vehicle platforms
  • Optimise supplier QCD using a clear strategy with the STA team
  • Develop strategies that strengthen the quality of the Company's relationship with supply base
  • Identify budget requirements to support weekly Group management meetings
  • Manage all current outsourced work and all new requirements. Track monthly costs and status
  • Attendance of project feasibilities where necessary
  • Attend manufacturing sites weekly and monthly financial reviews, as required
  • Oversee all RFQ's and purchase orders. Track response times and all orders raised
  • Develop our inhouse system to support the purchasing department and processes required
  • Create a true group purchasing system with all indirect spends being approved and raised centrally
  • Support the capex plan and approve all orders to be raised in line with the Company's procedure
  • Report to the Board monthly on all key issues and update on KPI's
  • Any other adhoc duties deemed necessary to assist the purchasing department and supply chain


Measurables Targets Review Period


Cost down FY Target Board Report

Scrap Analysis – Value and tonnage Monthly Board Report

Manage all supplier disruption claims Weekly Board Report

RFQ response 3 days Quarterly

Outsource Work Monitor/Report Board Report



Experience required for the Head of Purchasing:

  • Must have previous experience of leading a strategic purchasing team
  • Previous experience of working within the automotive manufacturing industry


Working hours and Benefits package:

  • Salary: £80 - £90,000 + Company car allowance + Bonus
  • Hours: Monday to Thursday 8 - 5pm and Friday 1pm finish
  • Pension employer contribution 5%
  • 25 days holiday per year + Bank holidays
  • Health Insurance
  • Death in Service







If you require any further information, please contact:

Karla Watts on 0121 321 2444.



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