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Purchasing Manager

RecruiterPurchasing Professionals
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Charities & Not For Profit, Chemicals, Finance, Banking & Insurance, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Food Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Grocery, Healthcare & Education, IT & Technology, Local & Central Government, Management Consulting, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Professional Services & Media, Property Management / Building Maintenance, Public Sector & Not For Profit, Retail, Service - Other, Services, Technology & Electronics, Telecoms, Internet & Communications, Travel, Leisure & Tourism
Salary£40,000 to £48,000 per annum
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted13 February 2018

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Purchasing Manager


£40,000 -£50,000 per annum.

My Client is a leading Global Blue Chip within the business services sector. They have a profound understanding of how supply chains make major contributions to how businesses operate profitably and compete effectively. Due to recent rapid growth, my client has an urgent need for a purchasing manager to join their expanding team.

The Role

The successful applicant will manage a defined area of spend and assist with the development and dissemination of best procurement practices across the organisation, delivering appropriate training to staff at all levels where necessary. You will identify priority categories within your portfolio and design, sell and implement solutions, which result in value for money being achieved and contribute to the overall Procurement strategy.  Drawing on your experience in category management, tendering, whole life costing evaluation, contract formation and management, you will deliver best value framework agreements and assist non-procurement staff to obtain value for money. You will also be required to represent and communicate our requirements at meetings of external purchasing consortia and other groups. You will explore new opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies in order to achieve savings targets, at the same time ensuring that legal obligations and funding conditions are met.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in a similar role in a target driven, procurement environment
  • Detailed knowledge of procurement best practice and knowledge of tendering procedures.
  • Knowledge and Working practice of frameworks
  • Solid analytical skills are essential, to be displayed across various categories
  • Strong interpersonal skills to address the complex supply and service needs of academic, technical specialist and support members of staff
  • Effective commodity management skills with an established record of delivering savings on category spends
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines.

Experience of supervising staff
MCIPS qualification / Degree level education or relevant equivalent experience

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Recruiter: Purchasing Professionals
Tel: 0845 094 7222
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