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Purchasing Manager - 20040

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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
If you would like to learn more about the role of Purchasing Manager, Apply today and we'll be in touch!

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

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