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Job Title

Purchasing Manager

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Service - Other, Services
Salary£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted21 November 2018

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The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for all aspects of procurement activity associated with procuring a designated range of goods. This includes both direct and indirect procurement.

Client Details

Based just outside Herne Bay, Kent our client is a global design, manufacture and services company supplying to niche and unique markets.


The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for:
  • Managing supplier relationships in a strategic manner to ensure continuity of supply
  • Review supplier performance, issuing monthly reports detailing any action to be taken if necessary
  • Focus on KPIs; Adverse Purchase Price Variance, Adverse OTIF and PPM
  • Promote a competitive and varied supply market, analysing spend and gaining maximum advantage
  • Contract management; managing tender and negotiation processes for new and renewal contracts
  • Managing a team of 3 (Direct Buyer, Indirect Buyer and Procurement Lead)


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate
  • Strong Purchasing background with experience in Procurement in an Engineering environment
  • Proven track record of cost savings and vendor performance improvement
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Job Offer

The Purchasing Manager will receive:

Competitive salary
25 days annual leave
Up to 6% pension contribution
Life assurance
Income protection
Early finish on a Friday

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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