Purchasing Manager / Commodity Manager

Ascendant Recruitment
Milton Keynes
03 Feb 2017
03 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Purchasing Manager / Commodity Manager

£30,000 - £45,000 depending on experience


As Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing both the ongoing maintenance and future development of the supplier base across two main areas:

  • Providing leadership on development of the current supplier base and logistics using processes and proven techniques to achieve a world class supply.
  • To ensure the efficient purchase and control of material at the lowest overall cost, in line with the purchasing strategy.

Some of the duties will include:

  • Manage an extensive portfolio of suppliers with a spend of £8M including leading in the negotiation of new contracts.
  • Identify areas of opportunity, initiate & implement new purchasing strategies in conjunction with senior colleagues.
  • Develop, maintain & audit an approved primary supplier base on their financial stability, commercial, quality & delivery aspects.
  • Develop and maintain ordering methods, rolling delivery schedules, the materials control and purchasing planning parameters on the company’s manufacturing software system.

Experience required:

  • Hold a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a senior position in commodity management/purchasing
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office and manufacturing software systems
  • Experience and ability to travel and operate within a global market place
  • Conversant with lean manufacturing tools
  • Preferably a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Areas of knowledge:

  • PPV
  • Open book costing
  • Rolling schedule deliveries
  • Supplier Audit processes
  • Contract negotiation
  • Inventory reduction

If you can demonstrate proven experience and achievement in either the purchasing of composite & electrical commodities in the construction or aligned markets or purchasing & supply for continuous single piece flow line environment, then please apply today!

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days.

If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!