Purchasing Manager

Launceston, Cornwall
28 Nov 2016
26 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Kensey Foods is looking to recruit an experienced and highly driven Purchasing Manager for its bakery in Launceston Cornwall.

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for leading procurement/ vendor development and negotiation with suppliers, as well as driving the performance of the purchasing team and delivering results through site and group functional strategy. They will also play a key role within the site leadership team highlighting opportunities and risks to influence business performance. The role exists in order to provide the business with a competitive advantage through securing better quality better priced materials and services.

Successful candidates will have purchasing experience at a senior level within a related industry and be able to demonstrate previous negotiation strategies with proven results. They will be able to prove their ability to deliver the highest performance standards for self and team and show that they have developed and establish long term supplier relationships.

The following Competencies are also essential:

  • The ability to make difficult decisions and take a calm & measured approach in an often pressured environment.
  • The desire to succeed.
  • Influencing Skills.
  • Financial awareness.
  • Knowledge of the key market commodities, the process for evaluation and the major suppliers. Good interpersonal skills and concise communication skills.
  • Inspiring leadership skills.


A professional qualification and project management experience are also desirable for the role.

In return for your skills, Kensey Foods offer a competitive salary and a first class benefits package including private health insurance, defined contribution pension plan and company car.