Purchasing Manager

Based in Redditch, Worcestershire

Following significant growth, Arrowvale Electronics have proportionately increased their material spend. As such, there is now an opportunity to substantially reduce the total cost of materials and supply logistics. This is a role created to take the Business to a new level and is an excellent opportunity for an individual to make a big impact and contribution to the groups future success.

Main duties:

  • Apply analytics to current and future material expenditure to determine highest total cost purchasing categories.
  • Create and implement supplier strategies across the group that will reduce purchase price, while also focusing on lead times, invoicing process, process simplification.
  • Negotiate and create supplier contracts while rationalizing the supply chain.
  • Improve and report on KPI’s and cost savings initiatives.
  • Work with the Quality team to ensure that key suppliers have sufficient capacity and are capable of providing TS16949 style process.
  • Become the ERM (Epicor 9) expert for purchasing and logistics within the company.
  • Ensure purchasing integrate into new product development projects as a key stakeholder and decision maker.
  • Create purchasing processes and functions.

The Person:

  • This role requires an outstanding individual that can demonstrate 5 years’ experience managing supply chains, reducing costs and contributing to teams within a product development and OEM environment.
  • Preference given to candidates with electronics manufacturing experience and established supply chain relationships.
  • Experience with Epicor would be a distinct advantage; however, a strong or expert knowledge of similar ERP’s and an ability to self-learn would be acceptable.
  • CIPS is desirable but not essential.
  • Knowledge and training in contract management and negotiation would be highly desirable.
  • You should have commercial awareness and aptitude, excellent communication and presentation, with the ability to deliver key messages efficiently and effectively, and the requisite IT skills.
  • You will be highly motivated, passionate with a can do attitude and prove you can add value as well as demonstrating the desire to take on additional responsibility in due course.

Arrowvale Electronics is a well-established privately-owned expert in the design and manufacture of monitoring and recording equipment for the rail industry. The Company is going through significant change and a period of growth, and as such is looking to recruit a qualified, enthusiastic and self motivated Purchasing Manager to take a newly created key role in the department.

If you feel that our Purchasing Manager role is the exciting new venture that you are looking for then please send your C.V. to



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