Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
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.