Purchasing Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
19 Jun 2017
19 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for sourcing and selection of a wide range of products in local and global markets. The key deliverables for this position are cost down, quality and service delivery.

Client Details

This is a great opportunity to join one of the most well-known brands within their FMCG Sector, the successful Candidate will be joining a high functioning, fast paced team that will further develop their skill set and career.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Development and Implementation of the Company's Purchasing Strategy
  • Identification of opportunities to enhance competitive advantage
  • Management of Tendering processes, from Supplier Identification through to implementation.
  • Documentation and hand-over of purchasing arrangements to the Operations Department
  • Performance Management of suppliers
  • Financial control and reporting against contractual performance
  • Liaison with the Quality department to ensure implementation of the Company's Quality Policy


The successful Candidate will be looking to progress their career and possess the follow attributes;

      • Demonstrable track record in a similar procurement/ purchasing/ buying role
      • Be adaptable to a wide range of product and process
      • Strong mathematical skills
      • Strong communication skills, and ideally a second European language
      • A self starter, capable of developing innovative solution
      • Strong planning and negotiation skills, and the ability to hold the agenda through any negotiation
      • Able to spend upwards of two nights away per week, in the UK or overseas

Job Offer

£35k - £39k + Car + Package