Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

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    30000-35000 Per Annum

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    Blaze Furley

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    0161 976 3540

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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Purchasing Manager

Location: Leicester

Salary: £30k-£35k

My client is a large manufacturing business that is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join their team. The right candidate must have experience in a comparable industry.

Purchasing Manager – Job Role:

  • Participates in the review of vendor and customer contracts by outlining requirements and considerations. Identifies/negotiates cost savings
  • Reviews materials related data analyses. Ensures accuracy of inventory through team management
  • Directs the activities of supply chain staff and is responsible for planning, budgeting, and maintaining costs for a broad functional area
  • Drives supply chain management strategies to deliver
  • Knowledge of supply bases for both EMEA, LATAM, and Asia for Furniture components
  • A full end to end understanding of the process for ERP/MRP
  • Experience of managing the whole process of material supply essential
  • Participates with other senior managers in establishing corporate strategic plans and objectives.
  • Drives supply chain management strategies to deliver customer requirements and maintain MDK’s financial competitiveness.
  • Coach, mentor and develop team to exceed department KPIs.
  • Ensure optimum stock holding to exceed KPI goals.
  • Responsible for margin enhancement through strategic purchasing and supplier relationship management.
  • Develop the front end of purchasing to be agile, tactical and deliver cost savings through supply chain diversification.
  • Develop and implement supply chain risk assessment and management.
  • Dynamically negotiate supplier costs and enable more competitive pricing.
  • Ensure new and current suppliers are introduced, approved and certified effectively
  • Ensure orders to suppliers enable shipments to us on time and in full.
  • Ensure freight partners deliver a cost effective and timely service.
  • Analysis of data to ensure efficient stocking policies that deliver commercial benefits
  • Analysis of reporting metrics to manage the external supply base.
  • Support the introduction of new products from existing and new suppliers.
  • Develop and leverage lean principles and digital solutions to continuously improve departmental efficiencies.
  • As an advocate of change, to perform other reasonable duties that may be required by the company.

Purchasing Manager – Person Requirements:

  • Hands on with managing strategic suppliers
  • Strong analytical skills; able to draw conclusions and manage actions
  • Good communication skills with the ability to influence others internally and externally
  • Astute commercial acumen and strong negotiating skills
  • 3 years + management experience
  • 5 years of supply chain and supplier management
  • Delivering cost savings and supply chain diversification
  • Demonstrated success in change leadership with empathy
  • Comfortable and competent with ERP platforms
  • Lean Management Tools, including Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events.
  • Six Sigma Proficient, Green or Black Belt is desirable but not essential