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Purchasing and Materials Manager

Job Title

Purchasing and Materials Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorChemicals, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Retail
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted30 January 2019

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My innovative and market-leading client are recruiting a Purchasing and Materials Manager to support to drive the purchasing function to achieve operational objectives regarding all incoming raw materials, consumables and accurate recording of stock movements within the ERP system (Syspro 6.1).

Client Details

My client are based in South Leicestershire and is the market-leader within their industry, supplying high quality products into both retail and trade. Boasting leading edge technology and excellent relationships with the retail industry; they are a growing business that has doubled their turnover in two years'.

This is a truly exciting time to join a company that has a real passion for excellence in customer service, and due to fast and recent growth, they are strengthening an already successful team.


The successful candidate for the role of Purchasing and Materials Manager, will have the following key responsibilities:

• Managing and controlling the company’s external suppliers, with regard to the purchase of materials and bought in parts for production and overhead items

• Ensure that all materials, parts and other consumables are bought at the most competitive fully landed cost and delivered on time for production, including regular price, quality and service reviews with existing suppliers

• Monitoring stock transactions and availability for accuracy via Syspro 6.1 and make arrangements as required for consignment stock

• Preparing costings and analysis of data

• Foster close working relationships with associated departments e.g. Sales, Account Management, Finance and Warehouse staff

• Supplier visits both in the UK and abroad as required. Such visits may be at short notice

• Accurate and timely communication to all relevant parties on the delivery schedule

• Proactively drive actions on customer owned stock and company owned stock, to maximise turns and cash flow accordingly


The successful candidate will be experienced within a similar purchasing/materials manager role, and have ideally operated in a fast-paced, FMCG, manufacturing environment.

You will have a proven track record of controlling and reducing external spend and experience of managing an international supply base, alongside management and coordination of purchasing activities in relation to cost, delivery and quality performance.

You will have a "hands on" approach to all tasks and be versatile, tenacious and people orientated. You will have strong leadership skills and employ a positive and engaging approach to management of both internal and external stakeholders.

Job Offer

The successful candidate for the role of Purchasing and Materials Manager, will be offered c. £35,000 - £45,000 plus package, and the opportunity to work for a market-leading organisation.

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