Purchasing and Logistics

Please see a selection of purchasing & logistics candidates, who are based in and around the following areas, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend, Port Talbot, Pontypool, Crumlin, Blackwood, Abergavenny, Llanelli, Ebbw Vale, Tredegar,Caerphilly, Pontypridd, Llantrisant & Neath.

SR11218348           Logistics Manager                                                      £50K+
A highly experienced logistics manager with over 25 years of experience gained working within the automotive industry. Degree qualified and has gone on to gain several other further qualifications like IOSH, ILM level 4 in management and has attended lean manufacturing courses. An experienced project leader who has helped in the transition of a new warehouse and established departments. Has been responsible for material budgets of upwards of £50 million. 5S and Kaizan aware, has successfully implemented cost saving measures throughout his career. Currently located in the Bridgend area, quite open on the industry and would commute for the right role.

SR10127861             Supply Chain Manager                                               £45K
Degree qualified supply chain professional with circa 8 years of experience within a large FMCG food manufacturer. Holds a BA in accounting and finance (2:1), a HACCP for food level 3 and a food safety level 3. Currently involved in all aspects of material planning and logistics, budget setting, monitoring KPIs and managing a large team across departments such as the warehouse, despatch and procurement. Has a good understanding of lead times and manufacturing constraints both internally and externally. Looking for roles across supply chain, purchasing or planning functions within a commutable distance of Tredegar.

SR10118348               Logistics Manager                                                       £50K+ 
Logistics professional with experience in industries such as automotive, electronics and construction. Is a member of the chartered institute of logistics and transport, holds a BA in economics, an ILM level 4 diploma in management, IOSH managing safely and has completed a variety of training courses in lean manufacturing. Has core expertise in budget control, implementing health and safety and environmental systems and providing training to meet the demands of the customers and is responsible in current role for a raw material spend of circa £60millon and a freight budget of circa £400K. Based in the Bridgend area and keen to find a new challenge in a senior position.

SRJS27064                  Production Planner                                                     £35K+
Degree qualified production planner, holding circa 2 years of professional experience within manufacturing. Graduated with a 2:1 BSc in business management and holds a six sigma black belt. Knowledgeable in process improvement, lean implementation, supply chain and operations management. Currently responsible for the operations of a plant producing 100+ products daily, as well as planning over 70% of total business production and directly managing a large production team. Previous achievements include: increasing productivity by 20% and introducing and developing a 5s plan. Open to commuting across South Wales and Bristol for the right role.

SRMS35804                 Production Planner                                                     £25K+
5 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment the last 2 years being within a production planning focused role. Presently working shifts as part of a team of 3 within a 24/7 facility and is happy to consider continuing this or working in a days-based role. Current role involves planning for multiple areas and responding to any changes on a shift by shift basis. Used to compiling a variety of reports based around daily OEE, daily and weekly plant efficiency and daily shortage reports. Also involved in material control for a critical raw material and liaising with engineering department to provide them with production gaps for PPM work.

SRMS35804                 Production Planner                                                     £25K+
5 years of experience within a fast-paced manufacturing environment the last 2 years being within a production planning focused role. Presently working shifts as part of a team of 3 within a 24/7 facility and is happy to consider continuing this or working in a days-based role. Current role involves planning for multiple areas and responding to any changes on a shift by shift basis. Used to compiling a variety of reports based around daily OEE, daily and weekly plant efficiency and daily shortage reports. Also involved in material control for a critical raw material and liaising with engineering department to provide them with production gaps for PPM work.

SRJS27064                  Production Planner                                                     £35K+
Degree qualified production planner, holding circa 2 years of professional experience within manufacturing. Graduated with a 2:1 BSc in business management and holds a six sigma black belt. Knowledgeable in process improvement, lean implementation, supply chain and operations management. Currently responsible for the operations of a plant producing 100+ products daily, as well as planning over 70% of total business production and directly managing a large production team. Previous achievements include: increasing productivity by 20% and introducing and developing a 5s plan. Open to commuting across South Wales and Bristol for the right role.

SRMS34465                 Materials Planner                                                     £24K+
Manufacturing professional with around 5 years of experience within FMCG focused manufacturing organisations. Originally started out within quality administration before moving more towards planning and estimating focused roles. Experienced with setting up of BOMs and production planning and control. Holds AAT qualifications and is currently undertaking a level 3 production planning qualification. Proficient with a number of MRP systems and has advanced EXCEL skills inclusive of using Macros and formulas. Currently looking for the next challenge in their career within a commutable distance of the Bridgend area.

SRMS16737                 Purchasing Manager                                                  £40K+
Professional purchasing manager with close to 10 years of experience within manufacturing, predominantly in FMCG environments. Has completed a degree in business & accounting before starting their career within purchasing and has progressed rapidly to management level. Their most recent role has involved overseeing purchasing and planning functions with a team of 8 reporting in and overseeing a spend of £30million+. Has been responsible for achieving a £1million cost saving and introducing a new planning tool which decreased working capital by 50% in a short period of time. Based in the Bridgend area but flexible to commute anywhere within South Wales.

SRJC16803                  Supply Chain Manager                                                 £65K
A conscientious supply chain manager with extensive experience in manufacturing, project management and supply chain roles. The candidate has worked with companies across Europe and the Middle East. An organised individual, whose precise approach to projects has resulted in a £300K saving on working capital following a successful material usage project. And the development of a data monitoring tool that helped achieve over £2 million in new business. Has also worked on ERP system implementation and configuration. Accredited member of CIMA.

SRKBH14389               Warehouse Manager /Supervisor                                £30K+
Experienced warehouse manager with over 20 years in supervisory roles. Has had experience working in pharmaceutical, food, plastics and FMCG environments. Comfortable adhering to strict practices set by the industry guidelines in highly regulated environments. Holds qualifications including IOSH managing safety, and a NEBS diploma in management.  Most recently has been involved in taking the warehouse utilisation from around 30% to around 90%.

SRJSBH33371              Transport / Warehouse Manager                                 £25K+
Highly experienced transport/warehouse professional with 15+ years of supervisory and leadership experience in warehouse and transport environments. Familiar with overseeing all warehouse operations managing and training large scale teams of more than 15 members, completing strict routine health and safety checks and carrying out the relevant recruitment required. Holds both reach and counterbalance forklift licences as well as a gantry crane licence. Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications and is keen to stay within a warehouse environment and is seeking a management or supervisory level position.

SRMSBH32966             Senior Buyer                                                               £36K+
Purchasing and procurement professional with around 12 years of experience in a technical and manufacturing focused environment. Originally started out within a planning focused role before progressing through to a contract management focused role with responsibility for an annual spend of around £40million. Current role involves sourcing of products and services, cost negotiation, supplier management, category management, undertaking spend analysis and producing a variety of reports. Has SAP experience and holds NVQ Level 3 in Logistics and Operations. Has also completed an IOSH Managing Safely qualification and attended Advanced EXCEL training.

SRMSBH32866         Buyer                                                                                  £30K+
Around 20 years of experience within purchasing focused roles including 15 years spent with a global blue-chip manufacturing organisation. Currently responsible for the supply, procurement and cost negotiation for around 300 components, across 30 suppliers with a spend of around £5million annually. Primarily responsible for looking after metal componentry and sourcing from within the UK, across Europe and from the Far East. MRP experience (mainly Oracle) and is proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications. Ideally looking to find a role within around 20 miles of the Swansea area.

SRDT53976      Purchasing Manager                                  £35K+
Highly skilled purchasing manager with over 20 years’ experience within the manufacturing sector. Currently responsible for a spend of over £3m, purchasing a variety of products such as metals and plastics. Purchasing skills include supplier reviews, implementing dual supply, price negotiation and implementing KPI’s and CAP’s. Familiar with MRP systems and uses them for purchasing, planning and sales. Experience of managing a team of 5 within a purchasing environment and is responsible for production planning and stores. Holds an NVQ level 3 in warehousing and distribution and a BTEC in business studies. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRMRS58977    Purchasing Manager                               £35K+
Experienced procurement professional with over 10 years’ experience within the manufacturing sector. Familiar with purchasing various manufacturing components and extensive experience of using CRM systems. Extensive experience in dealing with suppliers in the Far East. Degree educated holding a BA (Hons) in business studies and working towards MCIPS. The candidate has recently been made redundant and is actively seeking a new role. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT58238    Production Planner                                    £23K+
Highly experienced production planner having worked within different manufacturing environments (electronics and battery) including CRM’s and OEM’s. Currently planning for over 3 large production lines for a major client which also includes demand planning. Completed a 4-year apprenticeship in logistics at the start of their career but has since gained a HNC in business studies. Has 5+ years’ experience with MRP systems which includes SAP, SYSpro, and MFG/Pro, and has excellent MS Office skills with the ability to perform formulas, VLOOKUP, and pivot tables on Excel. Responsible for hitting KPI’s in areas such as OTIF and JIT. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRMS56387   Demand Planner                                         £27K+
Demand / Supply Planner with close to 5 years of experience within manufacturing. Currently looking to relocate to the South Wales area (Abergavenny) from the London area. Career started within customer service focused roles before spending the last 3 and a half years within a supply chain focused role. Current role involves speaking with customers to establish their needs and inputting that information into the computerised planning system (SAP), liaising with 3rd party providers for certain products ensuring that minimum / maximum levels are maintained, managing the introduction of new products and the phasing out of older products and generating reports based on demand information. REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT57682   Planning Manager / Production Planner   £33K
Planning Manager with extensive experience within the pharmaceutical industry looking to relocate to Port Talbot and open to opportunities across South Wales. Currently responsible for managing a team of 2 production planners and planning for over 12 production lines in a fast-paced packaging and tableting environment. Experienced with MRP systems and proficient in MS Office applications. Able to perform charts, graphs, pivot tables, and VLOOKUP on Excel. Also has experience of demand planning, project management, and continuous improvement.  REQUEST MORE INFO

SRJT57166   Material Handler                                           £18K+
Over 11 years’ experience in materials handling within the manufacturing sector, with current duties including quality checks, loading and off-loading goods, booking and work orders, checking deliveries, stock check and packing. Has used a variety of MRP systems in current and previous roles, including Kanban and JD Edwards. Good standard of IT literacy, proficient in MS Office applications and holds a level 2 certificate in Microsoft Excel. Holds an IOSH, RTITB, and Reach lift truck licence. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDT45803  Logistics Coordinator                                  £22K
Experienced in working with different national organisations, has a several years’ experience in import and exporting goods. Holding a Masters in international business administration, currently manages all duty and VAT payments together with finalising custom clearances. Multi-skilled in both air and road imports, and working with UK Customs from arrival to finalising goods. Good level of knowledge with a variety of documents including invoice, packing List, ATR, Certificate of Origin (COO), EUR1, Bill of Loading, CMR, FORM A, Insurance, Payment Letters, Producer Certificate, Import & Export declarations and HS Codes. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRPS20321  Procurement and Supply Chain                   £32K                 

Professional procurement and supply chain manager with 18 years of experience in management within the engineering and manufacture sector. The candidate holds a CIPS graduate diploma and HNC in business and finance, recently been involved in managing projects worth $500M with international clients. Responsible for delivering presentations regarding the procurement processes and expertise to the stakeholders and suppliers. Extensive experience in using CRM systems such as SAP, ORACLE, MOVEX. Looking for opportunities in South Wales. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRPS14518  Strategic Buyer                                             £40K+
Degree qualified strategic buyer holding BSc (Hons) in business administration (2:1) with over 20 years of experience in the strategic purchasing department. Has experience with purchasing in developing countries such China, India Poland, and others. Currently responsible for a £50 million budget and won a bid worth over £10 million for a previous company. Over 20 years’ experience in utilising various MRP systems and currently using Oracle. The candidate is actively seeking for a new role and will consider opportunities in South Wales. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRJT56926  Supply Chain Planner                                  £26K
A talented supply chain professional, with over 2 years’ experience working within a supply chain role in manufacturing, covering all areas such as production planning, logistics, transport planning, materials planning, scheduling and forecasting. His current role involves planning production for over 90 manufacturing cells and is proficient with MRP systems such as Oracle and QAD. Advanced in MS Office applications and is able to perform the following on Excel – formulas, pivot tables, and VLOOKUP. The candidate is available on short notice, is open to opportunities across South Wales and the South West, and is willing to relocate. REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS46971 Buyer                                                             £23K+
Ambitious Buyer with around 3 years of experience working within the medical device and electrical component distribution sectors. Used to purchasing items such as medical consumables and electronic components (resistors, capacitators, PCBs, etc.) and sourcing from countries such as the UK, China, Turkey, France, Germany and Pakistan. Familiar with dealing with a spend of around £3million annually and has attended training in areas such as negotiation. Has experience with dealing with a large amount of product lines (up to 70,000) and suppliers (400). REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS53880 Buyer                                                            £25K+
CIPS qualified purchasing professional with 4 years of experience as a buyer within manufacturing. Previous experience within manufacturing in a logistics focused role giving them a good all round understanding of how the supply chain works. Experience of purchasing a wide range of products including cable and electronics assemblies, machined parts and is the allocated person dealing with all service / facilities focused purchasing within current company. Holds the CIPS advanced certificate in procurement and supply operations and is responsible for a spend of £2milion+ currently. Relocating to South Wales from late September and available for an immediate start…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDK51558   Logistics Administrator                             £18K+
Experienced logistics professional with nearly 11 years’ experience as a transport clerk within a furniture and home products company. Currently responsible for arranging delivery routes for drivers and arranging delivery, dealing with and processing invoices, dealing with and completing export documentation, handling customer enquiries, and booking in stock. The candidate has also gained some stock control experience from previous roles and has very well developed Microsoft Excel skills…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRJT9303      Operations / Warehouse Manager             £35K+
A highly ambitious operations manager who has extensive experience within areas of manufacturing such as production, warehouse and logistics. Holds an ILM Level 4 and has excellent managerial capabilities, and is currently accountable for over 72 staff. Responsible for hitting KPI’s in terms of production, output, goods inward, stock control and traffic planning. Very forward thinking and has excellent knowledge of lean and continuous improvement techniques such as Six Sigma, KANBAN and JIT…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRJT52800  Buyer                                                             £30K+
A degree qualified procurement professional holding a BA (Hons) in business excellence: Purchasing and supply (2:1), and is currently applying for a MCIPS. Has over 6 years experience purchasing experience within the aerospace sector and has the transferable skills to work in all manufacturing industries. Has a proven track record of successfully managing the supply chain for blue chip manufacturing organisations. The candidate is a highly organised individual with excellent IT skills, and fully conversant with MRP systems including SAP…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRJT51995  Logistics Administrator                             £17K+
Ambitious individual with around 3 years worth of Logistics based experience, with good knowledge of shipping and export documentation, as well as arranging multiple deliveries all over the world. Has excellent IT skills and would consider herself as being advanced with Microsoft Office applications and familiar with various ERP systems. Has worked in highly regulated environments such as food distribution (frozen meats) and has the transferable skills to be able to work in all industry sectors. Is currently in the process of relocating to South Wales and is available for an immediate start…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDK50039 Logistics Administrator                            £18K+
Ambitious individual with a degree in business information systems and currently working as a logistics coordinator within their current position. Currently responsible for arranging all deliveries, managing incoming containers, checking stock against production plans and schedules, and completing any necessary documentation as required. Confident with regards to their IT ability with knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDK30549  Logistics Administrator / Buyer £18K+
Experienced supply chain and logistics professional who holds a degree in business excellence (CIPS accredited). Has experience of working in variety manufacturing backgrounds mainly in procurement based roles but has an understanding of stock movement, computerised systems and has used Excel in many previous positions. Currently available immediately following redundancy from their previous role and is looking to build further on their skills and experience within a modern manufacturing environment…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS51918  Purchasing / Procurement Manager £36K+
Purchasing and procurement professional with around 15 years of experience gained within both manufacturing and supply chain environments. Previous experience of dealing with the MOD as a customer and also has worked within the automotive sector. CIPS qualified to Level 5 (Advanced Diploma) and has previous management experience leading a team of 5. Familiar with managing large numbers of suppliers (200 regularly and up to a 1,000 in total) and has managed a spend of up to £10million in a previous role. Available for an immediate start having recently relocated to the Cardiff area and make a great addition to any purchasing / procurement function…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS51493 Graduate Buyer  £23K+
Ambitious graduate holding a first class degree in business and management studies currently undertaking a MSc in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management via distance learning leading to full MCIPS qualification. Due to sit Six Sigma Green Belt examination in June. 3 years of experience gained post-studies and via a placement year and has been involved in a mix of direct and indirect sourcing from the UK, Germany and France. MRP/ERP experience having worked with SAP and is proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications. Originally from the Neath / Port Talbot area currently working in South of England and looking to relocate to Cardiff area from mid-April…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS51003 Logistics and Supply Chain Graduate £23K+
Recent graduate holding a BA in logistics and supply chain management (1st class – CIPS accredited) keen to find a purchasing / procurement focused role within South Wales having enjoyed their time spent here while studying. 12 months of experience gained via a placement year working as a procurement and contracts officer within a manufacturing environment undertaking tasks such as developing and implementing purchasing strategies, negotiating contract amendments and building relationships with key suppliers. SAP experience gained from placement and is fully proficient in all Microsoft Office applications. Would make an excellent graduate addition to any purchasing team…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS50669   Purchasing and Logistics Graduate  £18K+
Prize winning (best overall student on course) recent graduate holding a 1st class degree in logistics and supply chain management including a placement year spent within the aerospace / aviation sector. Originally from the Somerset area and keen to secure a role within South Wales having enjoyed living in Cardiff while studying towards their degree. 12 months of experience working as a logistics coordinator organising inbound and outbound vendor deliveries, procuring indirect materials, managing relationships with transport companies and identifying root causes of any delays in delivery. SAP experience gained from placement and is proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications… REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDK50147  Buyer  £35K
Experienced procurement professional who has experience of working at a strategic level within a large organisation with a wealth of experience of purchasing technical items such as test and diagnostic equipment, installation equipment & materials, fibre optic equipment, and all relevant bolts screws and components. Fully responsible for supplier selection, negotiation and relationship management and proficient in using all office applications (Email, spreadsheets, word processing and presentations). Currently available immediately following redundancy and has used an ASC MRP system in his previous role…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS49422 -Transport / Customer Service Administrator – £22K
Experienced administrator who has spent time within transport / logistics focused roles and customer service positions. 10 years of experience within the automotive sector and keen to move on from current role to find a fresh challenge to test their skills further. Has worked with a wide range of customers including BMW, Honda, JLR, Saab and Volvo and current role involves day to day contact with customers to update them regarding order status. MRP experience and has very good Microsoft Office skills particularly with Excel having undertaken an advanced training course with this package. A personable customer service professional…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS46810 – Buyer – £28K+
Purchasing and procurement professional with around 3 years’ experience within fast paced manufacturing environments including the automotive and oil & gas sectors. Experience of purchasing a wide range of products and consumables such as washers, bolts, fabricated parts, metals and plastics. Degree qualified in the field of business management and currently undertaking the CIPS Level 4 diploma. Purchasing experience from countries such as France and Italy as well as within the UK and has been responsible for a spend of up to £10million spend on raw materials. Proficient in MS office applications and has MRP experience… REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS32394 – Buyer – £22K+
Professional and ambitious purchasing professional keen to find a new role in order to expand their knowledge and develop their skills further. 5 years of industry experience gained within the purchasing function of electronics and medical device organisations purchasing a wide range of materials and consumables. Holds a BA in business studies (purchasing & supply) and has experience of working with MRP systems. Previous experience of managing over 350 suppliers and has had involvement in annual supplier evaluations. Candidate would make an excellent addition to any purchasing function…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRDK47067 – Warehouse Manager  – £27K+
Warehouse manager with a BA (hons) in business studies and an ILM NVQ level 5 in operational management. Extensive supervisory and management experience within a manufacturing environment with a lot of experience such as change management having managed several re-structures within his current organisation and department. Experience of managing teams of up to 18 people 6 warehouse staff, 2 transport and support staff with knowledge and experience of working with an ISO 9001 accredited organisation. Currently fully responsible for all aspects of logistics and warehousing including capacity planning. Currently looking for a new role due to redundancy and is available at short notice…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRMS28077 – Buyer – £30K+
MCIPS qualified having completed a diploma via the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and having gained around 30 years of experience within the purchasing function. Experience gained within heavy industrial and aerospace organisations and current role involves purchasing of service contracts along with consumables / materials. Achievement wise has been responsible for £300K of savings within 3 years with current employer and has had control of an £8million spend with a previous employer. Would make an excellent addition to any manufacturing purchasing environment… REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRCH48317- Logistic Shipping Administrator – £22.5k+
Logistics shipping administrator with 16 years industry and customer service knowledge. Familiar with completing accurate shipping documents for goods in compliance to countries requirements, disposition of means for export shipments, road UK and Europe sea and air freight transporting. Knowledge of undertaking risk level analysis on shipping to new countries. Career achievements include maintaining and achieving a monthly standard of customer deliveries greater than 99.5% achieving 99.8 to 99.9% monthly and 10 years SAP experience. Recently completed courses on total quality management, ECDL Essentials & Extra Level 1&2 and a foundation course on importing…REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

SRCH47116 – Warehouse Manager – £25K+
Warehouse professional with wealth of experience working within warehouse environments. Vastly experienced in stock control and product management. Responsibilities in current role include picking and packing, dispatch and stock distribution across UK and abroad, preparing shipping documents including that for dangerous goods (COSHH). Is compliant with BS EN ISO 9001, BS EN ISO 1400 and OHSAS 18001. An efficient user of stock management software and Microsoft Office packages and holds Electric Pallet Stacker Truck, Electronic Counterbalance Truck and Side Reach Truck licenses. REQUEST MORE INFO 

SRDK33206 – Senior Buyer – £30K
CIPS qualified senior procurement professional with strong knowledge of purchasing direct materials through an MRP currently using an AS400 system but has used EFACS in the past. Responsibility for a raw materials spend of around £24 million per annum and £6m on the design and development side within their current position. Main materials purchased is steel and tubular metal products in current position but they have also been responsible for purchasing items such as bolts, plastics and also non-manufacturing materials such as PPE equipment and janitorial goods. Some supervisory/mentoring experience particularly in their current position where they helped to develop a member of the sales team in to a buyer. The candidate was also heavily in the set-up of the purchasing department from scratch within their current position including building all the parameters for the MRP system. REQUEST MORE INFO  

SRCH46815 – Warehouse Supervisor – £24K+
A committed, hard-working and accomplished individual with 10 years’ experience working in a busy warehouse environment.  Proven to have an awareness of health & safety in the workplace and working with and maintaining machinery to shift stock; unload and load lorries.  Has a good understanding of stock control, holds a NVQ Level 2 – Distribution, Warehousing and Storage. REQUEST MORE INFO  

SRCH46773 – Operations Manager – £20K+
An experienced candidate who has experience in industries such as logistics and production assemble lines. Previously has worked as an operations manager and currently doing an ILM level 3 Institute of Leadership & Management qualification. Has experience managing a team of over 60 employees.

REACT funding available £3K towards recruitment and 50% of training costs up to £1.5K. REQUEST MORE INFO  

SRCH43727 – Supply Chain / Logistics Manager – £24K+
Operations and supply chain professional with a breadth of experience gained from the consumer electronics market. This candidate is accomplished in a number of facets of operations management and has been proven to work well under pressure, be conscientious in their approach and be influential and persuasive at a managerial level. REQUEST MORE INFO  

46495 – Purchasing Manager – £35K+
Purchasing manager with over 20 years purchasing experience. Results orientated, data focused, highly productive procurement professional. This candidate has a proven track record of reducing costs by standardising processes, negotiating favourable terms and streamlining supplier channels. Key achievements in the past have included designing and implementing a system to track market changes allowing local purchasing and sales teams to forecast quarterly metal price movements. This candidate has been a leader of a cross-function team that achieved a European award for sourcing, cost saving and footprint reduction. This candidate is looking for a new career opportunity within a purchasing / commodities management position. REQUEST MORE INFO  

33148 – Materials Manager – £30K+
Supply chain professional with over 18 years experience within manufacturing, holding an MSC in Strategic Supply Chain Management and MCIPS certification. Working with different stakeholders, the candidates attributes has given them the chance to understand business needs and align professional goals with the mission and values of companies. In their last two roles the candidate has reduced stock handling by over £1 million and has had annual procurement spend of £50million. This candidate is currently looking for the next challenge in the manufacturing sector” REQUEST MORE INFO  

45918 – Purchasing Assistant/Junior Buyer – £18K+
Enthusiastic and ambitious purchasing/logistics professional who has recently completed an apprenticeship in this area working with a large, global blue chip organisation. Available for an immediate start currently due to there being no relevant roles to apply for upon completion of studies. Holds a NVQ Level 3 in Business and Administration and spent time within multiple departments such as technical records, material sourcing and material purchasing giving them a good all round understanding of the supply chain function. Used to undertaking tasks such as the updating of bills of materials (BOMs), managing vendor relationships, communicating updates to relevant parties and correcting discrepancies as required. REQUEST MORE INFO 

44815 – Purchasing Manager – £40K+
Professional supply chain / purchasing manager with a strong manufacturing background, more than 20 years experience gained within the electronics, automotive and aerospace sectors. Recently saved his current company over £10,000,000 on capital spend/MRO and £7,000,000 on electronic products. Multinational procurement experience including USA, Asia and Europe. Excellent negotiation and supply chain management skills including forecasting and management of materials procurement budgets, production planning, setting MRP parameters, Kanban replenishment programs and full delivery performance. Experienced in the development of the supply chain through close liaison, resulting in improvement initiatives such as waste elimination, cost reduction, quality and delivery improvement. REQUEST MORE INFO 

45744 – Planning Manager – £40K+
Planning and inventory professional with 20+ years’ experience with a leading FMCG company. Involved in production planning for whole of UK with accountability for all KPIs and reviewing of supply chain ensuring maximum efficiencies are achieved. Additional responsibility for customer service function. Good knowledge of MRP systems having been part of the SAP implementation team with current employer. Achievement wise has formalised schedule guidelines to increase optimisation of finite production schedules which contributed to helping site exceed KPI targets, implemented reports to give better visibility for monthly analysis and improved customer service up to 99%.REQUEST MORE INFO 

45686 – Logistics Officer / Warehouse Supervisor – £20K+
Logistics professional with 11 years of experience within supply chain environment. Experienced with a number of ERP/MRP systems including SAP. Currently relocating back to South Wales area having lived here previously and is available to start a new role from the beginning of September. Used to having contact with both customers and suppliers. Current role involves overseeing daily stock checks, ensuring sufficient inventory is available, planning and routing company’s vehicles on a daily basis and organising and overseeing the twice yearly full stock check. Holds Counterbalance, Reach and Combi fork truck licenses and has attended numerous relevant training courses through career. REQUEST MORE INFO 

43252 – Buyer – £25K
Ambitious purchasing professional with knowledge of implementing best practices and adding value across the supply chain within a manufacturing environment. Currently working towards a CIPS diploma (Level 4 at present) and responsible for a spend of between £4M – £5M. Experience includes managing risk in the supply chain & implementing changes to reduce them, managing supplier relationships and measuring their performance through regular review meetings, cost savings through negotiation and continuous improvement of process. Achievements include the transferral of the procurement function from a paper based system to an electronic system and an involvement in the implementation of ISO 9001. REQUEST MORE INFO 

43881 – Warehouse/Transport Manager – £30K
Professional Manager with experience of Production and Operations Management keen to find a new challenge in order to develop and utilise their skills further. Experienced in dealing with large Blue Chip customers and currently looking after all warehouse, distribution and transport matters within a highly regulated environment. Has been involved in the setup of a transport operation that had previously been carried out off site and has setup a number of new systems and procedures to cope with significant growth in the last 12 months. Previous experience of setting up a new warehouse facility and overall they have around 20 years experience within warehouse management. REQUEST MORE INFO 

43744 – Production Controller/Materials Planner – £30K
Around 17 years of experience working for a large Blue Chip manufacturing organisation now looking for a move due to upcoming redundancy. Currently a member of the management team ensuring efficient and timely delivery of all orders can be completed while negotiating rates with transports companies while overseeing the purchase of all raw materials required for the production process. Experience gained in areas such as the implementation of a new business model, compiling annual business plans and attending vendor performance meetings. HNC qualified in Business and Finance as well as having completed an ILM Introductory Certificate in Management. REQUEST MORE INFO  

27064 – Material Controller – £25K
Dynamic material controller with extensive experience within the automotive sector. Their skills and experience include sending daily Kanban signal to suppliers, booking and transferring parts/materials to the correct locations, managing and controlling all paperwork and discrepancies and ensuring that materials are available to meet customer demand, extensive MRP knowledge and currently using SAP on a daily basis within their current role. A highly professional individual l with the knowledge and enthusiasm to become a real asset to any manufacturing organisation.REQUEST MORE INFO 

33205 – Supply Chain Manager – £35K+
Masters qualified purchasing professional having gained around 20 years of experience within the manufacturing sector mainly within the electronics field. Recently finished an assignment as a supply chain manager having responsibility for 7 staff and has had a purchasing spend of £4.5 million per annum previously. Masters qualified holding an MBA in business and administration along with a HND in business and finance and has undertaken training in the areas of lean supplier training, lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. Achievement wise has created a £150,000 stock reduction in a 12 month period and increased the amount of parts on a Kanban pull system from 15% up to 95%.REQUEST MORE INFO  

23694 – Logistics Manager – £35K
Experienced logistics manager having gained the majority of their experience within the food manufacturing sector keen to move on to find a new challenge for themselves. 13 years of experience gained within senior positions in the supply chain and currently is responsible for 35 staff and a budget of £1.5 million. Used to dealing with large retail multiples and handling the pressure this can bring while also implementing and monitoring contracts with 3rd party logistics providers. Has received continuous praise from BRC and 3rd party audits for the standards within their warehouse and has shipped products worldwide to a global customer base. REQUEST MORE INFO 

42991 – Logistics/Purchasing Manager – £35K
Management professional having gained experience in the fields of logistics, purchasing, procurement and transport with 25+ years experience within relevant positions. Has dealt with annual spend in excess of £10 million and is experienced in negotiating and implementing service level agreements. Achievement wise has reduced slow moving and obsolete stock from £65,000 down to less than £20,000 during a 12 month period and has led a strategic review of a former employer’s transport requirements with shipments moving from a 3 day delivery to 24 hours whilst saving £150,000 per annum.REQUEST MORE INFO

38865 – Supply Chain Manager – £45K+

Driven and highly professional Supply Chain manager with 20+ years experience at a senior managerial level within transport/supply chain & logistics roles. Currently a Logistics and Supply chain Manager for a large global leading manufacturing organisation within the FMCG sector. Experience includes: Performance Management, Disciplinary & Grievance Management, Employment Law, Finance & Budget accountability, Strategic Planning, Managing Trade Unions, & Procurement. A proven leader with experience of managing large budgets and setting high standards to ensure that a truly world class service is being offered to his customers.REQUEST MORE INFO

37937 – Logistics Manager – £40K+
Self Motivated and highly ambitious Logistics Manager with 18 years plus experience in fast moving, pressurised environments working to strict and challenging deadlines. Achievements include Reducing Companies VAT and Duty Liabilities by introducing integrated IPR, End Use and Bonded Warehouse regimes, Increased Monthly output from 6000t per month to 17000t per month via more cost effective and efficient transport, Offered companies Freight business to tender resulting is savings on transport costs of £200K, and reduced companies outside storage costs by £600K per annum. A determined and results driven Manager with a strong and proven track record seeking a new position due to the excessive travel demands within their current role.

30037 – Buyer –  £25K
Degree qualified Buyer holding a BA in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management along with their MCIPS Qualification. Has gained just over 3 years of experience while being responsible for an annual spend of around £5 million pounds while dealing with an inventory of over 1,500 items. Candidate has experience of relationship building with key suppliers, supporting a fast moving supply chain, sourcing scarce materials and expediting critical materials. They have also had experience of working with a SAP system and have advanced Excel skills. Their recent achievements include rationalising and improving of their companies master data and significant cost savings achieved with regards to international freight.REQUEST MORE INFO

28997 – Buyer / Supply Chain Manager – £30K
Candidate is a Purchasing and Procurement professional with around 5 years of relevant experience who holds a BSc in Business Management and an ILM Level 3 Award in First Line Management along with presently undertaking their CIPS Qualification (currently studying Level 4 Diploma). They have gained good experience of dealing with contract implementation and tender processes and have been heavily involved in negotiation and especially face to face negotiation which plays a big part in their current role. Candidate has dealt with the purchase of Raw Materials as part of a previous position and has also produced some good results such as reducing stock holding by 55% whilst maintaining service levels to customers. Candidate has gained previous management experience and has experience of working within both Automotive and Manufacturing organisations. REQUEST MORE INFO

42253 – Procurement Manager – £38K+
Procurement Manager currently looking for a role based in the South Wales area to lessen the heavy burden of travelling they currently have in their UK wide position. Originally degree qualified in the area of Materials Science and Engineering and has recently completed a NVQ Level 4 in Supply Chain Management making them MCIPS qualified. Currently heavily involved in the implementation of terms and conditions with suppliers and contract management and also has the ability to undertake day to day hands on buying if and when required. Prior experience as a Commercial Manager and current organisation’s company turnover has gone from £30 million up to £110 million during their time with them. REQUEST MORE INFO

40512 – Logistics Manager – £45K
Proven Logistics professional with a good record in cost reduction and departmental improvement. Key strengths include Working knowledge of MRP Systems, Implementing KPI’s, 5S,  Kaizen and a proven ability of developing established long term supplier and logistics relationships. Achievements include Introducing a full risk assessment programme and a health and safety committee to lower accidents, Introducing weekly cell meetings improving the efficiency of individual production cells, Improving inventory accuracy from 96% to 99%, Introducing Bar-coding to both receiving and despatch warehouses improving inventory accuracy, and ensuring compliance to both TS 16949 and ISO 14001 across the site. A determined individual with excellent motivational skills and highly developed problem solving techniques. REQUEST MORE INFO

22703 – Supply Chain Manager – £40K
Candidate is an experienced Supply Chain and Materials Manager who has gained around 30 years of relevant experience within manufacturing environments including time spent with large Blue Chip organisations. They have previous experience of leading teams of up to 40 people and have recently managed a spend of over £2 Million. Candidate holds a degree in Management and Systems a. They have previously managed an 80,000 square foot warehouse which had a throughput of approximately £5 Million worth of Materials each month and has also previously held a high level of responsibility for the implementation of a SAP system. Achievement wise the candidate would point to events such as the renegotiation of contracts with major suppliers and agreeing to zero increase deals with them to allow the organisation increased and enhanced budget control during a period of economic uncertainty and they also have an ability to improve efficiency and profitability through the implementation of new systems and procedures.REQUEST MORE INFO

39203 – Material Scheduler – £28K
The candidate is an experienced Material Scheduler who has gained experience within other elements of the Supply Chain process such as customer liaison and production planning. They have gained around 20 years of experience within this field the last 10 years of which has been within the Automotive industry and is used to servicing Blue Chip customers such as Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar and Ferrari. The candidate is proficient in the use of SAP having used it on a daily basis throughout the last 10 years with their current organisation in order to create a number of reports on a regular basis covering aspects such as shortage reports and vendor performance reports. Other elements of their role have focused on working closely with the Production Planner to achieve the sufficient level of stock in order to meet the customer’s needs, ensuring the control of freight costs by monitoring shipping manifests and setting up and maintaining EDI schedules. Achievement wise the candidate would identify improving supplier delivery target to achieve 95%, achieving 99.98% of on time delivery for customers and being selected to travel overseas to train the logistics team of another plant as some of their career highlights. They are familiar with systems such as Kanban and are proficient in all Microsoft Office packages.REQUEST MORE INFO

39075 – Inventory Controller – £18K

Candidate is an experienced Inventory Controller with around 10 years of experience of working alongside the Purchasing and Production functions of a leading manufacturing organisation and around 20 years in total working in various roles with the same organisation. They are proficient in the use of SAP as a system and use the system on a daily basis in order to monitor stock levels and ensure that the system is accurate in comparison to what is physically on site. Other elements of the candidate’s role include generating reports from the SAP system, adjusting the stock system to take into account scrap reductions, communicating internally with various departments (Production, Logistics Goods inward, Dispatch, etc) and understanding all packaging specifications.

They have career achievements such as contributing to exceeding customer targets in the reduction of defective parts by regularly reducing it from the targeted 15 per million down to 8 per million and having involvement in improvement projects to improve the manufacturing output. Candidate is familiar with Quality Standards such as TS:16949 and ISO:14001 as well as Lean Principles such as Just In Time and 5S.REQUEST MORE INFO

36193 – Buyer – £27K

Dynamic Buyer with a HNC in Business Administration with experience gained within the Electronics and precision instrumentation sectors. Achievements includes a 15% reduction in Raw Material costs through supplier negotiation plus a 12% reduction in packaging through vendor re-sourcing and improving overall purchasing function through the introduction of several new procurement processes and reports. Focused and determined with a flair for building relationships with suppliers possessing strong negotiation skills. REQUEST MORE INFO

37148 – Warehouse & Logistics Manager – £40K

Highly successful Warehouse & Logistics Manager with 10 years managerial experience in a high volume automotive manufacturing environment.  Areas of expertise include Strategic Planning, Materials and Inventory control, Warehouse Management, Production Planning, MRP (SAP) experience, Change Management, and Production Planning. Currently managing a team in excess of 20 Logistics staff whilst also holding responsibility for more than 30 Machines and more than 10 Assembly work centres. A highly successful and adaptable individual looking to further their career in a progressive environment. REQUEST MORE INFO

38100 – Senior Purchasing Officer – £30K
Candidate is an experienced purchasing and procurement professional with around 23 years of experience the last 11 years of which have been within the Pharmaceutical sector. They are very familiar with dealing with the more strategic side of purchasing and implementing tender processes within their current role and they feel it is the best way to create savings. The candidate has plenty of experience in face to face negotiation and has been involved in some high level negotiations over their time with their previous employer. Has also had experience of the purchase of Raw Materials. The candidate holds MCIPS Qualification along with a BA in Enterprise and a HNC in Business and Finance. They have been responsible for cost savings of around £180,000 for the period 2010/2011 through negotiation, standardisation, rebate schemes and e-auction and has also previously maintained supply of a critical product during a global shortage leading to there being no loss of revenue or impact on the company’s customer base. The candidate is an extremely professional individual who comes across very well and is looking for a new challenge within which they can give the same commitment they have given to their former employer whilst bringing a high level of experience with them. REQUEST MORE INFO

20321 – Buyer – £29K
Candidate is an experienced Purchasing and Procurement professional with around 16 years of relevant experience working within a number of different sectors including Plastics and the Healthcare Sector but predominantly their time has been spent working within Engineering led Purchasing functions. Currently undertaking Level 6 CIPS Qualification and also holds a HNC in Business & Finance. Candidate has had some significant achievements during their career including introducing changes which led to a 15% saving on an annual budget, an 85% reduction on tools and consumables spend across a 3 month period and rationalising the supply chain with a previous company that saved between 10-30% on each contract. Has had experience of purchasing raw materials in a number of roles and is very used to negotiation both over the telephone and face to face with suppliers. Candidate has also had some previous management and supervisory experience.REQUEST MORE INFO

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