Purchasing Manager

Cordant Group
Lancashire, UK
17 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Im currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager to join a successful and growing design and manufacturing business in Blackpool.

An experienced Purchasing or Procurement professional is required to manage a 3 strong purchasing team within this extremely fast paced and fast growing business. Reporting into the Head of Product & Sourcing, the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for a variety of key purchasing functions as outlined below and will need to manage their team effectively.

The Purchasing Manager must be a strong communicator, have excellent management skills and have a strong background in purchasing/procurement, preferably with experience working with China or overseas suppliers. The purchasing function is absolutely paramount to the success of the business in ensuring that the sales and project teams can work effectively to properly service the global client base.


- Responsible for the day to day management of the purchasing team to include work cover and distribution, planning of individual roles and responsibilities, appraisals and performance evaluation and to ensure that the team works cohesively and effectively.
- Overall management of catalogue stock within the Blackpool warehouse and to be responsible for all stock re orders as and when required.
- Carry out continuous assessment of stock levels with a constant link to the sales side of the business to ensure all future orders can be fulfilled.
- Manage the team to fulfil all stock requirements for standard stock and specific projects.
- Continuously review custom project stock requirements with Head of Projects and Head of Product and Sourcing
- Manage the overall supplier production schedule to ensure on time delivery across all project and stock requirements. This will require regular communication with the Chinese factory production teams.
- Liaise with all organisations within the supply chain (UK, Europe and China)
- Attend daily meetings at head office with the middle management team to get a continuous overview of all business requirements.
- Assist and play a part in the Value Stream Mapping of the overall purchasing process in order to eliminate any inefficiencies.
- Liaise with the Chinese factory on a weekly basis from the UK via Skype to ensure that production schedules are managed and that specific project related purchasing requirements are also managed. Direct lines of communication will be needed with China on a daily basis.
- Travel to visit factories within the company supply chain will be required. This will be on an ad hoc basis and may require occasional travel to China.
- Maintain a constant understanding of all sales requirements across the business to ensure maximum customer service at all times.

**Person Specification:**

- Strong background in purchasing and procurement
- Purchasing experience in China and other overseas markets is desirable
- Experience in purchasing a technical product advantageous
- Ability to read engineering drawings is preferred
- Must be a strong communicator
- Good experience of managing a team
- Excellent IT skills with strong knowledge of all major Microsoft programmes
- Resilient and hard working

If you have not received a response within one week, then please assume that on this occasion, you have not been shortlisted. Thank you

Cordant People are an equal opportunities employer


Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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