Purchasing Manager

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35000.00 GBP Annual
13 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Job Type
Contract Type

Purchasing Manager, Permanent - Staffordshire

GBP30k-GBP35k + BONUS + 23 days holiday + 8 days Bank Hols+ GBP100 attendance allowance paid every 3 months + Pension + FREE CAR PARKING

Monday to Thursday 08.30am-1700pm, Friday 08.30am -1400pm

My Client are an established and successful company, providing Vehicle parts across the UK and Europe.

Due to significant growth they are looking to recruit a purchasing Manager to take responsibility for the day-day management of the purchasing department, with focus on team leadership, project management, supplier relationship management, stock and cost improvement programmes and supply chain strategy.

This role would suit an experienced Purchasing Supervisor / Manager that can use their own experience and skills to add value to the role. There will be autonomy to manage projects, make decisions and look at process improvement etc


  • Manage new product development processes to introduce new products into the supply chain as efficiently and effectively as possible.

  • Project manage the company objectives to ensure cross-functional team work and communication whilst working to tight deadlines.

  • Work as part of Management Team to focus on new initiatives and implementation of company strategy as well as dealing with day to day tactical operations and miscellaneous issues.

  • Manage and oversee all commercial and technical administrative processes, ensuring team are adhering to correct procedures.

  • Recruit, train and manage the purchasing department; working to expand commercial and supply chain knowledge throughout the team.

  • Material planning for all direct spend (purchased and subcontract purchased products), through analysis of historical data, customer schedules and customer forecasts.

  • Check purchasing departmental reports and daily reports for accuracy; challenging where necessary to ensure customer receives most suitable product from stock, and that all internal administrative procedures are being adhered to.

  • Liaise with sales department to work with customers to optimise the supply chain and reduce risk of stock outs or excess inventory.

  • Break down costs to ensure competitive pricing in comparison to LME index and analyse ratio of added value.

  • Analyse NCR data to highlight trends in quality issues with view to working with suppliers for improvement programmes.

  • Benchmark existing suppliers to check we are receiving the most competitive purchase pricing and replacement pricing; managing the migration of purchased products through the PCR process when we opt to switch supplier.

Skills and Experience

  • Current experience in Purchasing in a Supervisory / Managerial role

  • Good Leadership skills, hands on Manager

  • Good planning and organising skills

  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Analytical skills, able to analyse data effectively and produce reports etc

  • Good Microsoft Office experience good with Excel

If you are interested in this position, then please apply for an immediate interview