Head of Purchasing - up to £60k Basic 20 Bonus

First People Recruitment
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a rare Head of Purchasing role on near to Southampton in Hampshire due to forthcoming retirement - on top of a salary up to 60k plus a maximum bonus of 20%on top, this role not only pays very well but most importantly this role will offer you autonomy and a chance to join a well established and prestige manufacturer with strong business links well established.

They offer a very decent pension, 4% employee, 6% employer, 25 days holiday (up to 28 through service), subsidised canteen, child care vouchers, cycle scheme, on site gym free of charge, BUPA care, employee assistance and suggestion bonus's, discounted activities subsidised by the company throughout the year.

The organisation have an outstanding employee retention due to a strong and diverse product range offering exceptional benefits to all of their employees. In this role the Head of Purchasing will have circa 50M budget and ultimately oversee and lead the purchasing department providing procurement of raw materials, utilities and general services at their site in Hampshire.

So what will be my main duties? Reporting in to the Vice President of Purchasing and MD, you will directly negotiate with suppliers for the sourcing of raw materials, packaging and waste services. You'll be cost effective, streamline the buying function always looking at ways to continually improve and reduce costs. You'll work closely with supply and utilise supply chain management techniques to prevent critical supply issues. A key part of the role will be implementing a vendor management system to monitor performance and also setting departmental KPI's.

So what do I need? This is a senior role within a chemical manufacturing company, so it is essential that you have good experience within chemical procurement already at a senior level. You'll have a natural drive to meet this roles expectations, strong cross functional communication and influencing skills. It is critical that you hold very strong negotiation skills.

With the current incumbent due to retire this is an opportunity to make this role your own and so being highly driven and committed on top of having the right level of experience is important for the client.

They will interview quickly for a promising candidate. If you wish to initially have a discreet conversation to learn more about the opportunity then please ring and ask to speak to Neil on , or alternatively please click apply to submit your CV to us straight away, we will review swiftly and be in touch in due course!

FPR Group are acting as the Recruitment Agency in relation to this role.