Purchasing Group Leader – FTC 6 Months Glasgow – Hybrid Working – Northern Marine – Glasgow

Northern Marine

29th Sep 2023

A pivotal role within the Purchasing Team ensuring success by leading and managing a small team to expedite tasks within the Purchasing Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reviewing current systems and processes, making recommendations, and implementing positive change.
  • Building new and developing ongoing relationships with key suppliers, providing regular feedback on performance through monthly monitoring of KPI’s.
  • Sourcing new and monitoring suppliers, keeping to price, delivery, and quality standards.
  • Advising Purchasing Controller/Purchasing Manager where a provider is failing to deliver services in accordance with the contractual specification.
  • Responsibility for Management of staff, including appraisals and development. Continually driving performance and improving efficiency.
  • Monitor the achievement of departmental and business objectives at team and individual level.
  • Supporting the Purchasing team to achieve the Company goals and develop direct reports.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement process.
  • Continuously strive to increase contract value for money
  • Establish an appropriate programme for the team to review contracts and SLA’s through appropriate monitoring and contract compliance systems.
  • Ensuring that the purchasing department contributes proactively to Northern Marine.
  • Respond to internal audit reviews and implement action plans within agreed deadlines.
  • Working closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient communication.
  • Occasional travel as required
  • You may be asked from time to time be asked to undertake other tasks that are considered to be relevant to your position.

    Candidate Requirements


  • Previous Line Management responsibility
  • Highly experienced within a Purchasing environment
  • Previous experience forecasting
  • High level of numerical and analytical experience.
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