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Purchasing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted10 August 2018

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Purchasing Manager - Manufacturing and Production - Manchester

Client Details

My client is a developing and growing business that prides itself on quality and reliability into the furnishings industry. This fast based privately backed organisation based in Manchester is a market leader within it's field and are looking for a Purchasing Manager to control the entirety of their Purchasing function.


The key responsibilities for this key role as a Purchasing Manager will be the following;
  • Manage the list of suppliers including 6 key suppliers within Europe to ensure that favourable terms are achieved, lead times and performance is maintained and where possible improved through communication and effective negotiation.
  • Control inventory of 8,500 SKU's through appropriate forecasting and having a good hold on the market whilst analysing trends and data.
  • Manage a spend of circa £10 million across mainly direct but also indirect needs to support the business.
  • Implement and develop new strategies that will improve the overall performance of Purchasing.
  • From a transnational aspect, place and chase orders whilst developing and maintaining the MRP system.
  • Control the whole cycle of purchasing from placement to delivery.
  • Manage a direct report with the possibility and likelihood that this will grow.
  • Assist when necessary in other lines of the business to ensure success is achieved.


The successful candidate for this Stockist/Distributor based in Manchester will be;

  • Commercially astute and able to monitor the market to make sound purchasing decisions.
  • A team player and able to assist when needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and varied role.
  • Extremely good communicator, with key stake holders and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical skills and able to manipulate large volumes of data.
  • Experience in purchasing timber or furniture for a stockist/distributor
  • Purchasing experience of over 4 years

Job Offer

£35,000 - £45,000 + Package

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