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Purchasing Manager

Ref code: BZA99098857
£50k per year
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England
Hybrid Working

SF Recruitment are recruiting for a Purchasing Manager for their client in Swadlincote. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a well established business which is continuing to grow. The salary for this role is up to £70,000 depending upon experience. Suitable candidates will have experienced in a similar role ideally within a Manufacturing environment.

The primary responsibility is to lead and coordinate all purchasing activities within the business. This will include management of the existing supplier base with long term improvement strategies to expand. The successful candidate will be required to lead the team ensuring production materials are secured on time, meeting quality and price levels.

Suitable candidates will have sound knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and be able to coach others on the roles and responsibilities of purchasing

Main duties:
• Oversee the development of the existing supplier base to improve their performance
• Develop long term agreements with suppliers
• Delivery of purchasing excellence programs that mitigate the impact of inflation
• Measure shortages preventing production orders being released on time
• Develop stocking policies which minimise the inventory
• Performance manage, develop, coach and lead the purchasing team
• Ensure compliance with relevant environmental procedures and requirements

Essential skills
• Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems
• Strong administration skills
• Strong IT skills specifically Excel, Access, Word
• Supplier audit trained
• Contract and negotiation skills

The client is looking for somebody who is highly organised and capable of working alone using initiative to make decisions. Suitable candidates will ideally have previous experience in a leadership role. A CIPS qualification or similar would be preferred.

If you would like further details on this role please get in touch.

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