Purchasing Manager

Salary: £45K
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Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client, a very successful FMCG business in Reading are looking to add a Purchasing Manager to the leadership team to manage all suppliers, providing key cost savings throughout the business while maintaining the highest possible quality
The Role:
• Be the preferred contact with Key suppliers
• Be instrumental in purchase strategies relating to supplier promotions, currency rate changes and new customers for the business
• Identify when visits to suppliers both in the UK and abroad are required and be able to attend, and delegate team members for supplier visits when appropriate
• Devise sourcing strategies for reducing costs, getting the best price in the market and controlling stock value and quantities in the Warehouse
• Discover new suppliers who comply with the company quality/product policies
• Support the Buyers in purchasing activities such as the tender process, supplier relationships and contract management
• Work alongside Sales Department for forecasting, call off order and underwritten stocks

The Candidate:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in purchasing or related field
• Competent user of IT including Microsoft Excel
• Experience of managing a team
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Results oriented with ability to function in a team environment
• Excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making and negotiating skills
• Ability to manage multiple projects while effectively meeting deadlines
• Team player, enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable, demonstrating a ‘can-do’ attitude
• Enjoy working in a pressurised working environment
• Self-motivated and able to keep a positive attitude at all times
• CIPS Level 5 desirable
Meet your consultant
Callum Grindlay
callum.grindlay@drnewitt.com

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