Senior Procurement Manager - Manufacturing - 60k - Larne

Job Description

VANRATH assisting a global leader in manufacturing with the recruitment of a Procurement & Supply Chain Manager to join the team.

Flexible Start times from either 07:30,08:00 or 08:30 and finish time being 16:00,16:30 or 17:00

The office is based in Larne with some cross functional requirement to two sites. Permanent position.


£50,000 - £60,000 + Prvt Medical +10% Pension, 31 Hols and more fantastic benefits.


  • Develop and execute a raw materials sourcing strategy that is aligned to the business strategy. This will include identification and delivery of meaningful cost-saving opportunities and fostering deep market intelligence within the Purchasing team to optimise the supply chain.
  • Development of a centralised procurement function for selected departmental overhead spend to drive synergies, quality and reduce costs.
  • Develop a reliable, cost-effective framework of hauliers operating UK and Ireland wide, setting the standard for industry leading service to the customer base.
  • Support the delivery of the company's energy objectives, including ownership of near-term procurement and contributing to longer-term decarbonisation planning.
  • Enhance systems and processes to advance the company's MRP automation, delivering the right quantity and quality of raw materials on time to the manufacturing facility.
  • Identify risks in continuity of supply and market volatility and put in place appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Support the company and internal stakeholders in delivering high quality capital expenditure solutions to maximise return on investment and long-term asset life.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Demonstrable continuous improvement skills/credentials using recognised frameworks on process improvement.
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience gained at management level.
  • Experience in managing incoming supply chains for a manufacturing environment using international procurement markets.
  • Demonstrable experience of overseeing and processing MRP.
  • Strong leadership skills to include delegation, mentoring, coaching, support, and encouragement.
  • Ability to work at a strategic and operational level.
  • Strategic and pragmatic decision making.
  • Strong customer focus.
  • Commercially and financially astute.
  • Proven ability to communicate and present solutions at a senior management and board level.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a strong eye for detail.
  • Strong influencing skills with ability to influence upwards, downwards, and lateral.
  • Computer literate with all Microsoft Office packages.
  • Prioritise opportunities to maximise company performance in line with strategic objectives.
  • Able to work flexible hours as required and to travel as required to ensure business needs are met
  • Able to work away from home if required
  • Possess a full current driving licence

For further information on this vacancy, or any other job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Phil Doherty in the strictest confidence via Vanrath

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