Horizon Recruitment Inc. is conducting an immediate search for a Global Purchasing Manager. The Global Purchasing Manager will be responsible for ongoing management of purchasing strategy and activity and for ensuring optimal supplier performance and price. Develop and implement a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings. Lead and manage a team of Buyers to deliver the appropriate support to the business to ensure corporate and business development objectives are met. Work alongside the senior management team in contributing to overall business objectives.
· Overall responsibility for Purchasing and Cost Estimating activities across the business
· Create and implement best practice purchasing vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance
· Ensure that purchasing strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets, which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market to include: Terms and conditions, supplier selection/de-selection, evaluation and rationalization of supply chain solutions including vendor managed inventory, supplier consignments and safety stock
· Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities
· Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process
· Take ownership of the purchasing policy, guidelines and any associated documents
· Initiate and develop creative and innovative procurement processes
· Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant commercial or engineering discipline
· Demonstrable experience of leading a purchasing function with a proven track record in strategic purchasing leadership delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes and systems
· Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
· Proven contract management and supplier experience
· Experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level
**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered***
Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.