Purchasing Manager - Oxfordshire

£35,000-£45,000 - Procurement
Ref: 264 Date Posted: Monday 02 Dec 2019
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Purchasing Manager


Full-time, Permanent

Upto £45k

The role

Outstanding new opening for a talented Purchasing Manager from a Manufacturing, deally Chemical background. Responsible for the business’ purchasing strategy with the objective of increasing profitability and efficiency.

Duties include:

  • Sourcing and purchasing raw materials and packaging cost-effectively without compromising quality
  • Conduct research to identify key suppliers for each product regarding cost, quality and delivery
  • Work closely with the technical department and production manager
  • Analysing sales data to build insight to support the purchasing strategy
  • Negotiate competitive and efficient supply of materials
  • Maintaining and nurturing relationships with suppliers
  • Regularly communicate with suppliers with specific reference to material requirements and forecasts, ensuring that pricing remains competitive and supportive of the business’ objectives
  • Identify and onboard new suppliers while maintaining business continuity and requirements

Ideal Candidate Profile

  • Ideally CIPS Qualified
  • Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Instrumental in developing purchasing operations
  • Proven experience of improving systems and processes
  • Commercially astute, confident and self-assured

The package

  • Up to £45k (depending on experience)
  • Opportunity to take complete control of purchasing operations of a growing business
  • Support and funding for continued professional development
  • Involvement in the diversification into new markets and products
  • Involvement in expanding manufacturing into 5 other countries
  • 25 days holidays
  • Healthcare
  • Time off to partake in charity days
  • Flexible working hours
  • Private medical/dental insurance
  • Education reimbursement
  • On-site parking