Purchasing Manager

Salary: £45K
Sector: Supply Chain
Location: West Midlands
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Purchasing Manager
(Full time – permanent role)
Reports into: Head of Procurement
Location: West Midlands

Office Hours: 40 hours a week

Our client is a multi-site food manufacturer who supply chilled food into the major UK retailer’s. They are looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their team.

Key Responsibilities:
• To ensure the needs of the business are met regarding terms of quantity, quality, lead time and cost.
• Define and develop the strategic sourcing function within the UK BU that is responsible for a rolling 2-3 year category plan.
• Point of contact for the UK contact for group negotiations / relations that encompass the UK.
• Responsible for suppliers and contracts with whom the organisation work with in terms of performance, cost engineering, sustainability.
• Ability to negotiate contracts and terms for one-off purchases.
• The role is responsible for all areas of indirect and packaging spend whilst working in conjunction with the Group Category Managers.

Candidate Criteria:
• IT systems knowledge with the ability to learn specialist software, experience with procurement software tools i.e. Microsoft Dynamics
• An individual who has the ability to work within a team and supports the sharing of information and values other opinions.
• Firm approach and ability to work as part of the organisation structure.
• Strong influential and communication skills being able to build relationships with a range of stakeholders.
• Able to take clear decisions quickly and under pressure.
• An individual at Graduate level and/or CIPS qualified.
• Second language is desirable i.e. European.

In return you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package alongside excellent career prospects.
If you would like to be considered for this role please upload your CV today. If you have any questions please contact Jade Taylor at D R Newitt on 0161 833 0181.
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