Supply Chain & Purchasing Director

Wabtec Corporation

Multiple Locations


Position summary

ake yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Who will you be working with?

With a worldwide footprint and expertise with value-added solutions the Transit Services teams support all customers in their challenges be that maintenance, operational optimisation, reliability, availability, safety, and comfort via customised solutions for spare parts, repair and overhaul activities on existing trains, platforms, and infrastructure.

Role: Supply Chain & Purchasing Director

Salary: £Competitive

Location: UK - Doncaster

How will you make a difference?

Lead the UK Transit Service Group's overall sourcing, supply chain, procurement, and logistics strategies to develop budgets, policies, and procedures to support the UK Group Operations and the functional infrastructure.

What will your typical day look like?

  • Implement and manage sourcing strategies, processes, tools, and system requirements to improve cost, quality, and operational performance.

  • Manage and lead initiatives that drive down cost, lead time and risks associated with the supply of products and services across the UK businesses.

  • Build and maintain supplier relationships, evaluate suppliers, create, and maintain a preferred inventory of supplier's optimal for the UK Group business's needs.

  • Drive down cost utilising and developing the UK teams to undertake commodity management analysis on the suppliers.

  • Manage suppliers by setting, measuring, and driving performance expectations whilst working with cross functional teams.

  • Implement organisational global strategies in line with corporate direction and the UK Group business plan.

What do we want to know about you?

  • HND or degree qualified in Engineering or related discipline or alternatively qualified through extensive practical/operational experience.

  • Experienced in leading and managing high performing team(s) working within a matrix organisation.

  • Proven experience of performance tracking and improvement management across contracts and products.

  • Highly skilled in managing a global supply base within a global business.

  • Ability to negotiate successfully for resources, budgets, and schedules.

  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.

  • Track record to successfully lead projects to completion, on time and within budget.

  • Competent in utilising and embedding technology tools such as enterprise resource planning (ERP).

  • While this position is remote, it may include occasional work at a Wabtec office/site or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager.

If you don't have all the above criteria don't worry, we would still like to hear from you as we live our values and always put people first and strive to expand what is possible.

Apply today!

Legal authorisation to work in UK is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

*Please note that we do not accept agency candidate submissions without a formalised agreement with Wabtec Talent Acquisition. If you are an agency/third party Recruiter and have not been engaged by Wabtec for this search, we do not owe you a fee if you submit a candidate to the applicant tracking system that is ultimately hired.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.