Reference : 573027

Purchasing Manager

  • Purchasing
  • United Kingdom
    Bristol
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 11/12/2019

Who are we ?

If you are interested in making a difference, why not join us as a Purchasing Manager at Rencol in Bristol? You will be responsible for reducing the costs for the business whilst stabilising and reducing the risks in the Supply Chain. Working in an open, creative and innovative environment, you will also mentor and develop people within the Supply Chain function to strengthen the existing professional support. We are open to part time applications!

Do you want to make a big difference to our world in Rencol?  We may make small parts but the difference they have on people’s lives is big.  Our products are used all over the world in many industries from slip clutch applications in electric car doors improving safety, to bearing mounts in motors improving efficiencies and saving electricity.

How will you support us?

Do you want to make a big difference to our world?  We may make small parts but the difference they have on people’s lives is big.  Our products are used all over the world in many industries from slip clutch applications in electric car doors improving safety, to bearing mounts in motors improving efficiencies and saving electricity.

In the role as a Purchasing Manager you will be;

  • Responsible for the raw material category spend.

  • Strategically handle any critical Supply Chain changes or situations.

  • Communicate and maintain close working relationship with Saint-Gobain Global Purchasing & UK Professional Services.

  • Ensure Supply Chain strategy meets the requirements of TS16949.

  • Responsible for current and new supplier contracts.

  • Develop and mentor Purchasing team.

What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

For the Purchasing Manager specifically it is important that you have:

  • CIPs Level 6.

  • It would be highly desirable if you have an automotive background.

  • Significant experience of working in a senior Supply Chain role.

  • With excellent customer focus and a passion for mentoring and developing people, you will be a valuable team member who can equally work independently.

  • Be able to travel internationally as some global travel will be required for the role to visit suppliers.

Personal development is important to us and you will be encouraged to work autonomously and given support to enhance your knowledge. We also offer career guidance and opportunities within Saint-Gobain both nationally and internationally.  

You will have access to a great range of benefits including bonus scheme, retirement savings plan with company contributions, 25 days’ holiday, tailored training programs, Cycle to Work scheme and Share ownership scheme.

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions. 

You are applying to work with Rencol this is one of more than 30 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. 

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

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