Purchasing Manager

Haywood Knight Associates Limited
High Wycombe
08 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

An SME in the Buckinghamshire area is currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager to assume responsibility for managing and developing international purchasing activities across the business.

The role requires a suitably qualified individual capable of maintaining and improving the current purchasing structure by developing the supplier base, implementing supplier contracts, driving cost-down negotiations and visiting suppliers to ensure compliance with ISO Standards. A key focus will be to ensure products, material and services are delivered on-time in full by analysing data, forecasts and utilising planning spreadsheets alongside the current ERP system

The successful candidate will also be responsible for;

  • Development of the ERP system, processes and housekeeping to improve information integrity and accuracy
  • Ensuring best use of the CRM to record supplier information and store important documents
  • Managing the ICT function to provide structure to activities and to prioritise and develop services to the business
  • Ensuring all departmental responsibilities are fulfilled and all business purchasing activities are facilitated and completed in line with procedures and deadlines
  • Meeting agreed organisational/ operational objectives and providing structured reporting when required
  • Seeking continual improvement and developing staff and processes to meet business requirements

Strong managerial skills are required to manage a small technical and non-technical team. The successful candidate will lead and motivate staff to ensure effective supplier and interdepartmental relationships are created and maintained.

Key Competencies & Requirements;

  • Demonstrable managerial experience in a similar role within a manufacturing SME
  • Suitable purchasing qualifications required
  • Long-term product planning experience required
  • In-depth ERP experience essential, ideally ‘Exchequer’
  • CRM user experience preferable but not essential
  • Technically minded and able to get involve in detail
  • Commercially focused and a decision maker
  • Strong management and motivational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to multitask and flexibility is necessary
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to set and achieve targets and deadlines is essential
  • Computer literate with advance knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • An understanding of ICT systems, services and support functions is desirable but not essential

Remuneration is up to £45,000 + excellent benefits. Our client's location is commutable from Aylesbury, Oxford, Reading, Slough and Watford.