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Purchasing Manager

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Slough
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000
Application date: 13th Aug 2018

The purpose of the Purchasing Manager role is to lead the purchasing and procurement departments for the company’s two European locations.

The duties for the Purchasing Manager – Europe role:

Take responsibility for all regional direct and some indirect raw material categories.
Take a strategic lead in developing and managing key regional supplier strategies and relationships in conjunction with internal stakeholders – Manufacturing, Production Planning, Quality Assurance, Technical and Finance.
Negotiate and manage significant regional raw material contracts that include an emphasis on risk management, quality, service and continuous improvement.
Lead, develop and manage the budgetary process for assigned categories and for the associated Purchase Price Variance (PPV).
Communication with internal and external customers on raw material issues and major pricing variances to the operating plan.
Ensure a consistent flow of raw materials to the sites to meet delivery commitments to customers for finished products.
Drive process solutions and demonstrate strong Project Management skills.
Supplier Relationship Management – (SRM)

Skills and experience required for the Purchasing Manager – Europe role:

Degree qualified in Business, Purchasing or Supply Chain.
Demonstrated experience working in a similar Purchasing Manager role.
A background working in the Manufacturing sector ideally in a packaging business.
Strong knowledge and experience in commodity risk management.
In depth understanding of ERP/MRP systems.
Ability to analyse markets and financials of supply base and contract offers.
Solid change management skills – an attitude and willingness to continuously improve on current processes.

How to Apply
To apply, please do so online, attaching a copy of your CV and details of your current remuneration by clicking below. Or contact Justin Wainwright on his direct number for further information 01268 889267.

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