Purchasing Manager

at  Coherent Germany

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - 00000

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Immediate09 Dec, 2021Not Specified10 Sep, 2021N/ATeam Building,Change Initiatives,Negotiation,Training,Manufacturing Processes,Visio,Communication Skills,Cash Flow Statements,Powerpoint,Oracle,Project Management Skills,RohsNoNo
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Description:

At Coherent Scotland we develop laser systems that help people. Our systems are deployed in a wide variety of markets including renewable energy, microelectronics, fundamental research, life sciences and medicine. Our aim is to make a positive impact on everybody’s life by providing customers with lasers with superior reliability and performance.
Coherent Scotland has grown strongly and consistently over the past ten years, even through times of global economic slowdown. We have a healthy product development pipeline which will enable this growth to continue in the future. This will generate a number of exciting opportunities for personal growth within the organization in the years to come.
Coherent Scotland is based at the West of Scotland Science Park in Glasgow and is a subsidiary of Coherent Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of laser products. We are housed in a purpose built facility, which we have recently expanded, with research and development, manufacturing and marketing all on one site.
We have a friendly, business orientated work environment and great staff facilities within our modern building, such as an on-site cafeteria. In addition, we offer a competitive remuneration package which includes contributory pension scheme, subsidised private health care and free life assurance. However, if work-life balance is important to you, you’ll also be pleased to know that we operate flexible core hours which provide the opportunity to start your weekend early.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Degree in a technical or business field or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through relevant experience and training.
  • Previous experience within the Supply Chain profession.
  • Knowledge of plant manufacturing processes, material and production control and material specifications.
  • Some knowledge of P&L and cash flow statements and ability to read D&B reports.
  • World-wide knowledge of business trends and impacts to supply chain (ex. Raw material consumption due to growth by China, ROHs, low cost country trends).
  • Experience in contract reviews.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP systems (knowledge of Oracle would be an advantage).
  • Highly proficient at MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Strong working knowledge of Product Life Cycle and Development process.
  • Strong project management skills including team building and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Negotiation and supply base relations skills.
  • Strong decision making skills.
  • A proven track record of leading and developing a team.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate verbally and electronically with team members and leaders of supported organisations.
  • Ability to build relationships with team members at all levels within a culturally diverse workforce.
  • Ability to drive change initiatives within a culturally diverse workforce

Responsibilities:

We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled professional to join our Purchasing team within the wider Materials team. Reporting to the Senior Materials Manager, the role is for a Purchasing Manager to plan and implement activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components and equipment.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Directs and provides leadership in all purchasing activities to accomplish company’s strategic goal to continuously improve in cost, quality, supplier relations, and strategic sourcing.
  • Reviews and approves purchases on behalf of the Coherent Scotland Ltd. site.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the local operation of procurement activities and works with Strategic Purchasing regarding global suppliers.
  • Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of major subcontracts.
  • Coordinates purchasing activities with Engineering and Manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.
  • Acts as advisor to subordinate(s) to meet schedules and resolve technical problems.
  • May assist with the establishment and maintenance of the production control system.
  • Establishes standard costs for assigned purchase items in accordance with defined company processes/protocols.
  • Supports the site’s Buyers on supply/price escalations, receipt discrepancies and local improvement initiatives.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Degree in a technical or business field or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through relevant experience and training.
  • Previous experience within the Supply Chain profession.
  • Knowledge of plant manufacturing processes, material and production control and material specifications.
  • Some knowledge of P&L and cash flow statements and ability to read D&B reports.
  • World-wide knowledge of business trends and impacts to supply chain (ex. Raw material consumption due to growth by China, ROHs, low cost country trends).
  • Experience in contract reviews.
  • Strong knowledge of MRP systems (knowledge of Oracle would be an advantage).
  • Highly proficient at MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Strong working knowledge of Product Life Cycle and Development process.
  • Strong project management skills including team building and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Negotiation and supply base relations skills.
  • Strong decision making skills.
  • A proven track record of leading and developing a team.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate verbally and electronically with team members and leaders of supported organisations.
  • Ability to build relationships with team members at all levels within a culturally diverse workforce.
  • Ability to drive change initiatives within a culturally diverse workforce.


REQUIREMENT SUMMARY

Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

Logistics/Procurement

Purchase / Logistics / Supply Chain

Logistics, Purchasing, Inventory

Graduate

Business

Proficient

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Glasgow, United Kingdom