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Purchasing Manager. - 10040

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£45-48K pa

Job Type: Permanent

Our Client an industry leading supplier of tableware and light catering equipment to the foodservice industry are currently recruiting an experienced Purchasing Manager. 

Salary up to £45-48K pa + annual PR bonus + excellent benefits.  Working hours 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager
Maintaining stock levels within agreed company limits. 
Effective communication with the company’s Hong Kong office, with regards to supplier management.  
Effective communication with the company’s Quality Assurance team, ensuring products comply with all necessary legislative needs.   
Implement regular reviews, identifying resourcing and/or supplier consolidation opportunities. 
Manage, mentor and provide guidance and direction to the purchasing team, whilst maintaining the company’s personnel development program. 
Develop a high-performance supply chain, that meets or exceeds company strategic aims. 
Appreciate our customer needs and requirements, ensuring the highest standards for supplier and stock management, whilst working within a systematic, methodical and orderly way, in order to consistently achieving project goals. 
Assist with developing and implementing operational improvements by ensuring that all non-value added activity is reduced in the warehouse by using lean / kaizen tools and techniques. 
Maintain effective communications between the quality, operations and other internal company functions. 

Team Management
Lead the Purchasing team to provide direction and excellent communications with regard to the scope of their own roles, responsibilities and performance. 
Oversee the induction, training and development of all team members.
Deliver company communications to the team as required to ensure that they remain up to date with activities, developments and achievements. 

Required Work Experience 
Suitable background as a Purchasing Manager within a diverse worldwide supply environment, to include people management, delegation and process management. 
Strong proven leadership experience. 
Proven experience of successfully implementing change. 
Proven experience of buying, with evidence of cost savings achieved. 

Ideally possessing a relevant professional qualification. 
Ideally possessing a strong manufacturing background in either a light catering equipment / tableware environment, or a variable product / material environment. 

Required skills 
Excellent computer skills and proficient in MS Excel, Word and Outlook. 
Excellent knowledge of MRP. 
Excellent communications skills both verbal and written. 
High comfort level working in a diverse environment. 

Travel requirements 
Visits to supplier sites and trade fairs will be necessary – UK and the Far East.  Flexibility to travel as required to fulfil the role. 

For the role of Purchasing Manager our Client offers the following benefits:
25 days holiday plus bank holidays 
Contributory pension scheme 
Health care scheme
Annual PR bonus
Staff shop and free parking

Apply today for the role of Purchasing Manager and we'll be in touch.



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

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