Junior Purchasing Manager

European Independent Purchasing Company Limited
High Wycombe, UK
18 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Junior Purchasing Manager - Equipment and Decor

We have an exciting opportunity for a proactive, team spirited individual to join IPC Europe as an Junior Purchasing Manager within our Equipment & D├ęcor Team. To focus on driving value and performance from new and existing suppliers, with constant attention to Franchisee profitability, capital expenditure for Franchise Owners and the strategic goals of IPC Europe and The Brand.

This role would suit someone who has previous purchasing experience with direct supplier/category responsibility who possesses a hands-on approach with the ability to think laterally to resolve issues and problems. The successful candidate will have the ability to operate effectively within a flexible, fast-paced, small business environment.

Tasks at a glance
  • Be responsible for managing a defined category or categories in line with IPC Europe category management principles
  • Work with nominated Equipment & Decor suppliers and IPC team members to manage performance and reduce total cost of ownership, maintaining a focus on delivering cost savings whilst maintaining product quality
  • Address and resolve any ongoing performance issues with nominated Equipment & Decor suppliers
  • According to the category plans, deliver value to Franchise Owners using appropriate methodologies such as strategic sourcing, benchmarking, value engineering, creating long term partnerships, etc.
  • Support the delivery of wider projects using the internal Category Management and Project Management processes and tools to secure stakeholder buy-in, define the critical path, provide clear feedback and progress reports
  • Collate and analyse data to aid strategy formulation and decision-making, to support the development of long-term category strategies, and to prioritise project delivery
  • Build a good understanding of cost structures, supply/value chains, and total cost of ownership of nominated categories and products
  • Deliver timely and accurate communications, product change overs and product information set-up requests

About us

IPC Europe Limited is a non-profit making organisation. We are owned by Franchisees of world's largest and fastest growing submarine sandwich franchise. Today we manage contracts as well as the purchasing and supply of specified and approved food, packaging, equipment and business solutions. We also provide a range of services and technology solutions.

IPC Europe is a collaborative, friendly and high performing organisation where initiative is encouraged and appreciated together with a 'can do' attitude.


We are based in High Wycombe, with superb public transport links, walking distance to the Bus and Train Stations, we also provide onsite parking for staff.

What we offer in return
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Fun, friendly open working environment
  • Excellent training and development programme
  • Opportunities for career development

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