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    £50000 - £60000 per annum

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    Lisa Pascoe

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Fantastic opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a leading manufacturing organisation as a Purchasing Manager, to be responsible for developing purchasing strategies, leading a high performing team, and contributing to overall business objectives.

Key Responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager;

  • Recruit, coach, mentor and develop direct reports and manage a high performing team.
  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress and performance.
  • Overall responsibility for Purchasing and cost estimating activities across the business.
  • Create and implement best practice purchasing vision, strategy & policies to meet overall business goals.
  • Contribute to overall business strategy for annual budget process.
  • Responsible for managing relationships and negotiating with key suppliers.
  • Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms.
  • Source new and alternative suppliers to reduce costs, improve quality and meet the business needs.
  • Develop evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance.
  • Forecast price and market trends.
  • Manage the process for raising non-conformance reports.
  • Ensure preventative action plans are received from suppliers for supplier quality issues
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.
  • Communicate with stakeholders the impact of market change and potential effects on supply.
  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects.

Personal Specification of the Purchasing Manager;

  • Degree and / or MCIPS qualification.
  • Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of leading a team.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems.

This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Senior Buyer, Purchasing Controller, Supplier Manager or Purchasing Manager.