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Assistant Purchasing Manager

RecruiterButler Ross
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other
LocationsSouth West, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted17 September 2018

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Assistant Purchasing Manager

I have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced purchasing professional to join a growing and fast paced manufacturing company in Gloucestershire. The role will involve the management of a Purchasing team. This role would be excellent for someone who is looking for the next step in their career, who want a hands-on Purchasing role.


The role would suit a Senior Buyer, Category or Commodity Buyer, Purchasing Manager or a Buyer and are ideally looking for someone who has come from a Manufacturing/Engineering Industry background.


Role responsibilities of the Assistant Purchasing Manager are:

Benchmarking Supplier price performance against potential new suppliers in the market
Building relationships with suppliers including negotiations on the issues of prices, contributions, quality, service and other support issues.
Dealing with and resolving day-to-day queries/problems both internal and external relating to the vendor base and supply chain.
New vendor sourcing, evaluation and selection
Overseeing and managing purchasing budgets
KPI Owner for the Department, driving performance through continuous improvement
Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy
Effectively manage product transfers and time bound NPI programmes
Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.
Prepare bid awards requiring board approval
Leading and managing a small team, including the recruitment of new team members and supporting personal and professional development


Person Specification of the Assistant Purchasing Manager:


Strong experience in Purchasing
CIPS (working towards or fully qualified)
Manufacturing and Engineering experience
Microsoft Office and strong IT skills


Up to £35,000

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Senior Buyer, Buyer, Category or Commodity Buyer, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager.


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Recruiter: Butler Ross
Tel: +44 (0)23 8070 0263
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