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Purchasing Manager, Wem

£35,000 - £40,000 | Ref: AA24734

Contract: Permanent

First advertised: Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2022


Amanda Anderson

Area: Wem

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000

Hours: Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours per week

Reference: AA24734

Date added to website: Wednesday, 27 Apr, 2022


Prince Personnel are happy to be supporting an established manufacturing client based in Shropshire, who currently have a fantastic opportunity for a driven and ambitious purchasing professional who wants a role where they can take a lead position in setting procurement strategy and lead and develop the purchasing function, instilling efficient procurement processed for materials requisition across the site. This is a great opportunity for either someone with existing leadership experience within a purchasing role, or an experienced Buyer looking to take that next step in their career into a more senior position.

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for:

  • Collating data relating to company procurement activities and implementing strategies to help forecast requirements for raw materials and components
  • Strategic development of departmental procurement processes and leading/coaching the Purchasing team
  • Drive and facilitate effective stock management strategies
  • Managing supplier negotiation processes to obtain attractive terms and conditions for pricing, quantities and lead times.
  • Placing orders directly with suppliers and e3xpediting where necessary
  • Effective management of the supplier portfolio in terms of supplier performance, capability and evaluation
  • Identify opportunities for efficiency and cost savings within the supply chain

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a Buyer / Senior Buyer / Purchasing manager role.
  • Ambitious and driven nature with the desire to take accountability
  • Previous experience of working with a global supplier base
  • Strong commercial awareness and excellent negotiation skills
  • CIPS qualification would be ideal but not essential

The application process:

We will carefully consider your details and advise you if we're able to progress with your application within 72 working hours. If you do not hear from us within this time your details won't be retained. So, if you're not successful on this occasion, do continue to respond to future roles we advertise. In the meantime, all good wishes and continued success with your search for employment.