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Purchasing Manager

Job Title

Purchasing Manager

ReferenceVAC-268563
EmployerMPM Products
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other, Retail, Services
SalaryNegotiable
BenefitsExcellent salary depending upon experience
Town/CityManchester
LocationsNorth West, West Midlands, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted20 July 2017

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Robert Walters is excited to be partnering with MPM Products to assist them in recruiting a Purchasing Manager which is a critical new position for the business at this exciting period of growth the business is experiencing.

Company History:

MPM Products founded in 2003 is a premium supplier of dog and cat food. In 2008 the turnover was £2m, following the success of their premium quality products the business rapidly expanded and in March 2016 MPM went through a management buyout. Today the business is a truly global business with revenues of £47m and is well positioned to continue its rapid growth in a consistently growing marketplace. To aid this growth they will be shortly moving into their new Head Office near Manchester Airport.

Main Purpose of the Role:

Reporting into the Supply Chain Director the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the reinforcement and development of the company’s sourcing strategy with a focus on achieving optimal cost, quality and service levels with a strong commercial approach to support the company’s exciting growth strategy.

Duties to Include:

  • Ownership of a sourcing budget of $30m annual spend with a global third-party supplier base.
  • Create and implement supplier agreements including SLAs and hold regular supplier reviews to manage suppliers to achieve best in class service levels.
  • Lead and collaborate with other areas of the business to deliver initiatives and opportunities to maintain competitive advantage and create efficiencies throughout the supply chain.
  • Support new product development projects to provide expertise and commercial/procurement input and develop the supplier network to support the objectives of the business.

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Experienced in a similar procurement role managing third party suppliers - ideally within the FMCG/food sector.
  • Commercially aware, with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to plan strategically.
  • Attention to detail, delivering high quality work to deadlines under time pressure with a flexible and cohesive style.
  • Able to carry out detailed analysis and present recommendations in a way that is easily understood throughout the business.
  • Looking to innovate, effect and respond to change.
  • Preferably CIPS qualified or training towards.

Travel to international suppliers including Thailand and Europe will be expected on a regular basis

MPM Products is a very successful North West business regularly surpassing market expectations. This new Purchasing Manager position is a critical role for the business and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop into a Head of Procurement in the future.

All third-party applications for the Purchasing Manager position will be managed by Robert Walters.

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