Purchasing Manager

  • Corby, Northamptonshire
  • £55,000 - £62,000 per annum
  • Permanent

Are you a seasoned procurement professional with a passion for excellence and a knack for building strong supplier relationships? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for a dynamic Purchasing Manager to support operations in the UK&I. This is a newly created role reporting to the UK&I Procurement Director, and it offers a chance to make a significant impact in the field of procurement, alongside the possibility of promotion to director through succession planning in a two to five year period.

As a Purchasing Manager, you will play a crucial role in driving best practices within procurement and ensuring the efficient management of the supply chain rationalisation project.

Your responsibilities will include:

Leading Procurement Process: Taking charge of the procurement process for the packaging and raw materials category, ensuring cost-effectiveness and quality.

Data Analysis: Utilise your strong analytical skills to examine data, facilitating the rationalisation of the supplier base, which will contribute to cost savings and improved efficiency.

Stakeholder Collaboration: Collaborating closely with both internal and external stakeholders to identify and address supply challenges.

Process Improvement: Implementing best practice procurement processes with a focus on compliance, process improvement, and the use of tools and reporting.

Supplier Relationship Management: Developing and leading relationships with suppliers to guarantee effective delivery and adherence to KPIs.

Team Leadership: Managing and providing leadership to one direct report, the Purchasing Co-ordinator.

Support in Negotiations: Assisting the UK&I Procurement Director in supplier negotiations to achieve favourable terms.

Contract Compliance: Monitoring compliance with centrally negotiated contracts while respecting local site ownership.

Procurement Improvement Project: Facilitate the procurement improvement project led by the UK Procurement Director, ensuring that it meets its objectives and results in enhanced procurement practices.

Data Management: Taking charge of UK&I Procurement data systems, including the harmonisation of SAP data.

Auditing: Conducting BRC, ISO9000, and SEDEX supplier audits.

Record-Keeping: Compiling and maintaining records, supplier databases, and procurement contracts.

Supplier Reviews: Regularly reviewing supplier quality and service levels.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in materials procurement, preferably in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel at a high level to effectively analyse data.
  • Willingness to work on site within the Corby area for a minimum of twelve months in close collaboration with the Purchasing Director. Thereafter hybrid working is possible.
  • Ideal candidates will be Degree or CIPS qualified or have significant relevant experience.
  • Work history within a manufacturing sector, ideally in a national multi site business would be a distinct advantage.

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please immediately submit your cv to be considered.

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