Senior Purchasing Manager

Wallace Hind Selection
£35000 - £40000/annum pension + BUPA + holidays
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Experienced Senior Purchasing Manager with a strong background in negotiating and managing the full supply chain, adding value through structured cost reduction and supplier performance reviews.

SALARY: £40,000 base

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: pension + BUPA + holidays

LOCATION: Mitcham, Surrey


We are one of the UK`s market leaders in the production of plastic injection moulded containers and tableware for the contract catering, retail and hospitality markets.  Established for over 50 years and highly profitable we have recently undergone a major restructure. Whilst Mitcham is still the Head Office we have recently relocated our entire manufacturing production capabilities to Northampton centralising it in the adjacent site to our established UK Distribution and Warehousing centre. Therefore, some travelling might be necessary specifically when working on projects relating to those sites or when dealing with supplier audits.

JOB SPECIFICATION: Senior Purchasing Manager  

- Assist the company in achieving its business objectives and financial targets for revenue, profitability and growth by managing all operational aspects of the purchasing process.
- Help create a strategic plan for the supply chain including developing both existing suppliers and identifying new suppliers where necessary.
- Work closely with the Head of Procurement to explore alternative and cost efficient avenues to achieve business objectives across the full product life-cycle.
- Negotiate pricing with suppliers including specification changes.
- Manage all legal compliance, including import / export documentation and tariffs.
- Provide full financial reporting on supply chain performance, including collation and analysis of data, to inform the business on KPI`s across all aspects of the purchasing function.
- Manage those KPI`s to then measure performance and demonstrate continual improvements.
- Responsible for all non-inventory items and facilities management to include office supplies, building maintenance, lease agreements etc.
- Review supplier performance and conduct annual reviews
- Carry out ISO9001 Audits as required.
- Ensure all certification is up to date and new legislation is advised and adhered to.

 Candidates should possess: Senior Purchasing Manager  

- CIPS Qualified would be advantageous however, experience within a similar role is more important.
- Strong procurement skills, with the ability to deliver tangible, sustainable and effective improvements in efficiencies, processes & procedures that adds value to the bottom line.
- A background in a multi-functional fast moving manufacturing environment is desirable.
- The ability to instil a culture of accountability into the role.
- Excellent people skills able to influence at all levels.
- Strong communication, numerical and verbal reasoning.
- A goal orientated attitude, taking ownership of issues through to a successful conclusion.
- An understanding of working within ISO standards.
- Full driving licence.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services:  Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Executive, Plastic Packaging, Injection Moulding, Thermoforming, FMCG, Food, Manufacturing,

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Tracey Fitzgerald quoting Senior Purchasing Manager reference TF1707-14 to DD: +44 (0)(Apply online only) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) (Apply online only). Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based