This key role within the Purchasing Department requires the Supervisor to create a clear competitive advantage for Goodfellow through delivering sustainable improvements and benefits in operational excellence by:
·Developing and leading a high performing purchasing function based on delivering the Business Strategy.
·Leading, communicating and driving the delivery of the purchasing strategy.
·Delivering an efficient and cost-effective operation to drive excellent customer experience.
·The role is expected to have a proportion of day-to-day value adding activity (~70%) as well as supervisory requirements.
You will be leading a team of five buyers and assistants and will need to organise the workload and resources of the department based on the operational needs of the business. You will be regularly communicating and reviewing the department progress against the set KPIs.
Other key functions:
·Lead a culture in which the focus on ‘outstanding customer experience’ and ‘on time and in full delivery’ is at the heart of every decision made, driving ownership and urgency through the teams.
·Create, maintain and improve department procedures to drive standardisation, effective training, and flexibility. Champion a structured environment, in line with ISO 9001 requirements, to ensure a transparent operation.
·Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure available resource is effectively channeled to the most beneficial areas. Champion flexibility and cross training to deliver a team able to respond to business requirements expediently.
·Work collaboratively with other functions, including sales and service and estimating teams, to ensure customer requirements are responded to at the earliest opportunity.
·Drive root cause problem solving through the teams, and cross functionally, to ensure all issues are resolved at source and fixes are implemented to stop further occurrences.
You will already have led a purchasing team and you will need to demonstrate your planning and organisational skills to ensure a smooth running Purchasing department.
A good level of Maths and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form is essential, with an ability to analyse problems and suggest an effective solution.