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Purchasing Manager - 18652

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Up to £43K pa

Job Type: Permanent

Our Client an industry leading supplier of tableware and light catering equipment to the foodservice industry are currently recruiting for an experienced Purchasing Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the purchasing team and be able to implement strategic procurement activities across multiple channels of spend, identify and implement cost efficiencies whilst establishing relationships with suppliers.

The successful Purchasing Manager will have the following responsibilities:

•  Manage the purchasing team, including all HR needs – time/attendance, disciplinary, reviews etc
•  Develop, implement and lead Purchasing strategies and supporting actions – material planning and forecasting
•  Change management – implementing and managing change in line with company objectives

•  Monitor and report on KPIs to reduce expenses and increase sales
•  Develop and implement Purchasing policies and procedures
•  Perform cost and benchmarking analysis
•  Source and retain reputable suppliers (80% Far East, 20% rest of the world), able to travel (long haul and short haul – c20 days pa)
•  Monitor supplier lead times, identifying and dealing with any who are failing
•  Negotiate and compose supplier contracts for the most competitive rates and terms
•  Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand ensuring a timely delivery

Skills and experience required:

•  Proven track record and experience in Purchasing Management ideally within a manufacturing environment
•  Experience of strong man management and leadership capabilities
•  Analytical skills
•  Highly computer literate – Word, Excel, Outlook etc

•  Excellent knowledge of MRP
•  Thrives whilst working in a pressurised environment
•  Ability to work to deadlines

My client offers the following benefits:

•  Working hours 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

•  20 days holiday plus bank holidays with additional paid time off between Christmas and New Year (up to 4 days)
•  Company pension scheme
•  Health care scheme
•  Free on-site parking


To apply, please email apply@reactrecruitment.co.uk

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