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Purchasing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Grocery, Manufacturing, Retail, Services
Salary£55,000 to £65,000 per annum
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted12 February 2018

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My FMCG client are looking to recruit a Purchasing Manager to develop and implement purchasing strategies, policies, procedures and processes and to coach and advise those with responsibility for purchasing both goods and services.

Client Details

I am recruiting an exciting greenfield Purchasing Manager opportunity for my FMCG (chilled food) client who operates across a number of UK sites, including Peterborough and March, where this role will predominantly be based (with some UK wide travel to other sites required).

My client’s turnover is c. £200million and they have grown this through acquisition primarily and also through securing some exciting contracts with key retailers this year, inc. Sainsbury’s and the Co-Op. These contracts provide stability, longevity, growth and security as well as confirming them as the market-leader within their industry. They are able to support this growth through investing in automation, increased operational efficiency and also by being able to manage their entire supply chain seamlessly – from growing to packing to the customer.

This new Purchasing Manager position will further support this growth through the implementation of sustainable procurement strategies.


My client is looking for a Purchasing Manager who has good experience of developing and implementing sustainable procurement strategies, policies, procedures and processes. This role will require strong stakeholder management across all levels and be responsible for coaching and advising those with responsibility for purchasing goods and services.

The current spend is c. £35million across c. 1500 suppliers and a range of categories including packaging, waste and capex. At present, the overall spend is currently managed by each individual site and my client is looking to centralise this spend and rationalise their supplier base to reduce costs, eliminate waste and improve efficiency's across the wider business.


The ideal candidate will have a blend of direct and indirect procurement experience, ideally gained within an FMCG environment. They will be educated to degree level and will ideally be CIPS qualified.

The successful candidate will have strong stakeholder management orientation and be able to engage the wider business in strategic procurement to implement better processes, governance, procedures and supplier management. They will also be trustworthy, self-motivated and able to work collaboratively across the various sites and drive cost efficiency's.

Job Offer

c. £60k plus package inc. company car, 10% bonus potential, PHI, Death in Service, 23 days holidays plus bank holidays - (increasing with service).

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