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Purchasing Manager

Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£46,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsSouthern Wales, Wales
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted24 August 2018

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Purchasing Manager required for manufacturer based near Caerphilly

Your new company
A market leading expert within their sector, who are renowned for the quality of their products. After recent investment, the company is now looking for a talented Purchasing Manager to drive the strategic focus of all direct sourcing via modern procurement and purchasing techniques.

Your new role
As Purchasing Manager you will lead a small team and effectively source, identify and negotiate with suppliers to achieve cost down, with high expectations of quality and service. Key responsibilities include:
  • Reporting directly to the Operations Director you will be responsible for the procurement and control of all materials.
  • Purchase materials at the most competitive price, ensure they are delivered on time and are available for production when required to meet the customer demands.
  • Maintain the correct level of quality for all purchased materials in conjunction with the Quality Manager.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers
  • Manage inventory and implement control systems to ensure stock accuracy, working closely with the Warehouse Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation and management of company budget
  • Co-ordinate vendor activity and negotiations.
  • Analyse trends in vendor pricing, commodity prices, market trends and sales activity
  • Issue purchase orders and changes.
  • Maintain accurate purchase order prices
  • Ensure accurate forecasting systems are implemented and maintained.
  • Evaluate existing and potential suppliers; recommend and implement changes in suppliers
  • Organise training of department personnel
  • Develop the company’s purchasing and inventory strategy with the aim of controlling costs within budgetary limits, generating savings and rationalising inventory
  • Ensure close working links with both of the Planning and Commercial teams.
  • Coordinate all vendor audits for compliance. (Quality, capacity, modern Slavery Act, GDPR…)

What you'll need to succeed
You will have a detailed understanding of Strategic Procurement and have demonstrable experience managing/coaching/leading individuals. You will be proactive and determined and be able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels within the business. You will have a formal qualification, ideally MCIPS, but others will be considered. Experience of using SAP will also be beneficial.

What you'll get in return
A salary up to £50k, dependent on experience, a pension, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.

What you need to do now
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