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Purchasing Manager

My East Midlands based client are at the forefront of the market, with no signs of slowing down! As Purchasing Manager, you will enjoy working in a dynamic and forward-thinking, cross functional group with some very exciting brands! They pride themselves on using their industry leading innovation and marketing to develop market-leading products for supply into the retail industry.


In this Purchasing Manager role, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead sourcing and categories strategies for direct materials (raw materials or packaging).
  • Manage key strategic global supplier relationship and performance.
  • Identify, manage and deliver a pipeline of cost reduction initiatives.
  • Lead strategic negotiations and implement contracts and agreements to reduce risk and create value.
  • Develop business insight through analysis of commodity data: track, understand and predict commodity price movements (resins, metals, oil) and articulate the effect on components and products.
  • Translate supplier and commodity insight into cost models which enable value creation.
  • Develop and own yearly budgeting process for assigned categories.
  • Create and develop global supply chains to support our international growth plans and ensure best advantage is extracted from a global supply base.
  • Manage and develop an Assistant Buyer, for the delivery of the above activities.
  • There will be requirement on occasion for domestic or international travel.


The successful candidate will have strong experience in a sourcing / purchasing team, ideally in a blue chip or market leading business. You will have demonstrated sourcing delivery in a direct purchasing environment, ideally managing a complex portfolio of components, raw ingredients, sub-assemblies or finished products. You will have proven demonstrable core buying skills (negotiation, category, spend and supplier management) and a high level of commercial acumen and financially literate.

Experience of people management and leading cross functional or matrix teams is an advantage, and you will demonstrate gravitas, presence and ability to lead without authority.

Ideally degree level educated and CIPS educated / working towards CIPS is an advantage.

Job Offer

This is a truly exciting Purchasing Manager opportunity and a great time to join this organisation who are both dynamic and highly successful. You will be offered c. £45,000 - £50,000 plus car allowance, bonus, pension, etc.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
Industry Sector
East Midlands
Salary and benefits
bonus, pension
£45000 to £55000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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