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Purchasing Manager

Recruiter: Consilium Recruit
Location: Yorkshire
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 + benefits
Application date: 15th May 2020

A large food manufacturer based Malton, Yorkshire has a requirement for a Purchasing Manager to be the lead buyer for site and also group company. This person will report to the Procurement Controller while working in partnership with technical, commercial, product development, finance and operations.

The Role:

An autonomous position as the groups site purchasing lead
Source, purchase and manage delivery of specific category materials and services to meet the manufacturing plans
Build effective supplier relationships and ensure best-practices are evolved through governance and market knowledge
Support an improvement plan to simplify and reduce complexity, making improvements on wastage, stock-holding, functionality and costs
The specific category materials would be beans, pulses, cakes, desserts, protein components, pasta, rice, tomatoes, vegetables, packaging and other site-specific needs
Develop procurement strategies for key specific categories
Actively meet suppliers and visit exhibitions to develop relationships and market knowledge
Negotiate best value contracts, ensuring they are financially, technically and customer compliant
Actively support innovation and champion the development of management systems internally and externally
Support annual budgetary proposals and enforce procurement effectiveness

The ideal Purchasing Manager:

Will have procurement experience within food manufacturing and potentially international trade
Strong negotiation, communication and relationship management skills
Experience working in a fast-paced procurement department
Good working knowledge of Excel and ERP systems also
Experience purchasing or sourcing any of the following ingredients/components would be ideal: beans, pulses, cakes, desserts, protein, pasta, rice, tomatoes, vegetables, packaging and others
A degree in Business Studies or CIPS qualification would be advantageous

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