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Purchasing Manager

Michael Page
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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The Purchasing Manager will manage Purchasing and Stores; Be responsible for the materials; Providing the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices; Oversee supply chain management and procurement; Ensure cost efficiencies; And manage the department's performance and set and agree objectives and KPI's for the Purchasing Department.

Client Details

Our client is a leading manufacturer of home improvement products with a UK wide network of companies specialising in product installation


This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading manufacturer as a Purchasing Manager.

You will forecast levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs; Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, reliability, quality, and delivery schedules; Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments, and customers; Identify potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers and building and maintaining good relationships; Negotiate and agree contracts and monitor their progress; Ensure the processing and checking of supplier invoices; And review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

You will also maintain records of goods ordered and received; Oversee the preparation and processing of requisitions and purchase orders; Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures; Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials; Forecast price trends; Control the purchasing department budget; Develop and deliver presentations about market analysis and possible growth; Develop the organisation's purchasing strategy; Produce reports and statistics; Evaluate bids; Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives; Attend relevant meetings and trade conferences; Develop the purchasing department vision, values and objectives.

Finally, you will coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling and distributing materials, equipment, machinery and supplies; Support & develop the purchasing team; Monitor performance and progress of team leaders/supervisors and their respective teams; Manage the team performance; Agree department and individual business objectives; Ensure appropriate departmental staffing levels; and other ad hoc duties.


You will have previous experience as a Purchasing Manager within a manufacturing environment with strong negotiating skills, and proven managerial experience. Ideally, you will have worked in a home improvement manufacturing business.

You will have excellent communication skills; Excellent numeracy and literacy skills; and excellent team working skills.

You will be familiar with working in a SME manufacturing business.

Job Offer

You will receive a competitive salary, pensions, annual leave, and a range of flexible benefits
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