Purchasing Manager

East Midlands Region
Competitive Salary plus Benefits
29 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client a successful chilled food manufacture in the East Midlands, is seeking a Purchasing Manager to manage and lead the purchasing function within a high quality and market leading business.

You will be an experienced Senior Buyer, looking to progress your career or desire a new challenge, responsible for developing procurement strategy.

Manage spend across direct and indirect materials

Maintain strong relationships with supply base

Identify cost saving opportunities

Manage and develop a team of buyers

Responsibility for supplier selection and contract negotiations

Develop KPI’s within the procurement department

Working closely with Commercial and New Product Development teams

Skills/Experience required:

Previous experience within a food manufacturing or production environment working in a variety of different categories

Strong management skills

Sourcing of chilled food products and packaging

Experience implementing sourcing strategy

Strong negotiation skills, decision maker and excellent communicator

Understanding of NPD and manufacturing processes

The ability to make difficult decisions and take a measured approach in a busy and demanding environment

Ideally CIPS and or Degree qualified (preferably Supply Chain Management)

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, with opportunity to progress career further with the business future plans

Commutable from, Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and surrounding areas

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