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Purchasing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
LocationsSomerset, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted02 August 2017

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  • Manage and develop the Procurement Team
  • Work closely with Supply Planning to ensure a smooth transition from product sourcing to stocked products.

Client Details

Our client is a market leader in their field


Manage the inbound Supply Chain and associated processes from Sourcing to Set up, to include range management, pricing and promotional activity. Ensure excellence in Supplier management through collaborative working.

Drive innovative departmental projects from initial concepts to completion. Utilise a small team of resources, with the ability to delegate and report on project progress.

Be a part of long term business projects. Manage stakeholders’ expectations with a proven track record of delivering on time. You will be versed in cross functional departmental relationship management and have the ability to influence others.

Develop a procurement strategy to strengthen our range and improve our margins. Utilise market intelligence and insight obtained from sales and marketing function

Maximise buying opportunities for enterprise level accounts and develop private label solutions

Create demand for product using existing and developing new marketing initiatives.

Establish clear guidelines for the management of "Master Data" (suppliers and materials) to deliver stronger control, accuracy and integrity across core business processes and systems.


  • Expertise in supplier management and negotiation with a proven track record in driving value through collaborative working
  • Ability to design and develop processes that deliver into the wider business processes
  • Ability to lead change through teams
  • Understands the supply chain impact on operations and vice versa

  • Develops great relationships, fosters collaboration with other functions & departments, at all levels.
  • Inspires people towards positive achievement of common goals.
  • Empowers and connects effectively with others through involvement, delegation and trust.
  • Open to giving and receiving feedback
  • Networks to learn & share from others

  • Degree level education (or equivalent)
  • A background in purchasing with experience of strategic buying and negotiating
  • Broad Supply Chain experience ideally in a high SKU count environment
  • Project management experience
  • S&OP process knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical and influencing skills
  • Systems orientated, with experience of SAP an advantage
  • Skilled with Microsoft Excel

Job Offer

£35000 - £40000 + 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays, Bonus, Healthcare, Pension

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