Senior Purchasing Manager

D R Newitt
Maidstone, UK
18 May 2019
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Purchasing Manager

I'm currently working with a global supplier of ingredients and flavors solutions to the food, beverage and nutrition industries. They supply to major food manufacturers in Europe and worldwide and they have a fantastic reputation for quality and service.

As part of their continued success, they're now looking for a Senior Purchasing Manager for their manufacturing site in Kent. This is a new a role and therefore offers the chance for an experienced and driven Purchasing Manager to make the role their own.

Key Accountabilities:
  • To manage and direct the daily activities of the Purchasing Manager to drive cost effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Working closely with the Technical and Commercial teams to find the most appropriate suppliers around the world.
  • Negotiates with suppliers on raw material contracts and terms and conditions management.
  • Managing supplier performance, identifying and assessing potential new suppliers as well as building long term supplier relationships
  • Develop and maintain an excellent understanding of the key customers/key suppliers to ensure that their needs are being met and that their business is retained.
  • Working closely with the site GM and commercial directors to support key customers (existing and new), thereby improving turnover and profitability.
  • Representing the company externally e.g. at networking events, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the company's profile and optimise all supply chain development opportunities.
  • Collating and analysing business data pertaining to all purchasing activities

  • CIPS qualification would be an advantage
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Product and purchasing experience
  • Significant experience of Purchasing Ingredients is essential
  • Team management experience
  • Excellent commercial awareness
  • Manufacturing background would be an advantage
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and drive deadlines

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Manager to take on this new role and make a real difference. There is a competitive basic salary on offer, discretionary annual bonus, private health care, company pension and life assurance.

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