Senior Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
D R Newitt
Location
Maidstone, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 May 2019
Closes
28 May 2019
Ref
1130542271
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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

Requirements:
  • 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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