Procurement Manager

Job Reference: WM-1735

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary: £70,000 - £75,000

Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Procurement Manager – The Role:

As an experienced Procurement Manager, you will take overall responsibility for negotiation and contract management; developing and building strategic supplier relationships; risk management and the identification and resolution of supply chain issues within your category.


  • Tracking & reporting key supplier metrics
  • Negotiating with external vendors
  • Finalizing purchase details of orders and deliveries
  • Evaluating the current supply chain status & where appropriate, looking to reduce the number of active vendors
  • Managing purchasing with selected large contract manufacturing organisations
  • Assessing, managing and mitigating risks to supply chain
  • Control expenditure & build a culture within the business of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Developing a clear vision and strategy for the category, and related source plan
  • Monitoring the health of dedicated supplier portfolio(s), minimising exposure to supply risks and developing contingency plans for material crises
  • Work alongside engineering to understand their technical needs and deliverables, translating them into a viable robust sourcing strategy
  • Responsible for end to end sourcing process including market analysis, negotiating, contracting and any other activities associated to contract and supplier management
  • Identify, select and grow large scale supply chain partnerships, delivering cost savings against agreed business strategy
  • Performance management of strategic suppliers by creating and monitoring service level agreements (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPI)
  • Instrumental in developing sound procurement policies and procedures and implementing them throughout the business. Promote best practices in contract management and supplier selection

About you:

  • A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have:
  • Extensive experience leading procurement activities within any of the following categories:
  • Custom CNC, milled and turned ultra-high-precision aluminium products within both the UK and overseas;
  • Design & Manufacturing knowledge of Metal-Injection-Moulding
  • Complex electro-mechanical sub-assemblies (Robotic Sub-Assemblies a bonus) with experience of transferring sub-assemblies to the vendor
  • High-tech products which include advanced Control, Sensing, Ethernet electronics / electrical engineering
  • Large (low volume) and small (high volume) plastic injection moulded parts
  • Previous experience of working within Medical Device, Automotive or Aerospace industry advantageous
  • ISO13485 experience (desirable)
  • A high proficiency in MS Office Tools
  • The ability to gather and analyse data
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • A talent for negotiations and networking
  • The willingness to travel globally if required
  • A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best

Job Application:

If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply to send a copy of your full CV – or call us now.

Whilst this position may not be of interest to you or suit your skills and experience, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team at Willcox Matthews to understand how we can support you.

We receive a large number of applications for all of our positions – Therefore, If you have not received a response within 10 working days, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK