Purchasing Manager

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Bourne End
11 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Responsibility for the purchasing, project management, planning and logistics functions for a global leader in packaging within the apparel and footwear industry. Reporting into the Senior Supply Chain & Operations Manager EMEA, this role will be accountable for the set-up, planning and purchasing of a defined product range, ensuring that all elements of this are covered in order to maintain stock levels and supply to customers.

Client Details

My client is a global leader in functional materials and labelling solutions for the retail apparel and footwear industry who serves customers in the consumer packaging, logistics, apparel industrial and health care industries.


  • Project management of the start up of the new business unit in the UK Distribution Centre.
  • Procurement, planning and forecasting in order to manage inventory levels and maximise service to the customer while hitting inventory level and working capital targets.
  • Working with the Warehouse team to ensure the effective flow of products from supply source through to the customer.
  • Coordinating the receipt and shipping of all goods to maintain service metrics.
  • Developing and implementing new processes and policies.
  • Coordinating with the EU and Global Procurement team to ensure all import requirements are covered.
  • Continuously improving performance standards and processes, in conjunction with the Senior Leadership team.


  • Proactive approach to work
  • Resilient and results orientated with a strong quality focus and can work to tight deadlines
  • Examples of developing and implementing lean processes
  • Management Experience
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong influencing skills

Job Offer

Competitive salary and package

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