A leader in the procurement department of a business, the Purchasing Director is responsible for ensuring that the goods and services a company acquires adhere to the relevant quality expectations, budgetary requirements and time scales.
Depending on the nature of the business, a Purchasing Director will oversee the procurement of assets like raw materials, consumer goods or components. They will work closely with colleagues to create a buying strategy and implement policies as appropriate.
In addition, Purchasing Directors will need to continuously monitor supplies, procedures and contracts, as well as customer buying trends in order to identify places for improvement and instigate effective changes that will benefit the company.
Every decision that a Purchasing Director makes will ultimately affect the company's bottom line, not to mention customer satisfaction, so Purchasing Directors will need to be confident in their choices. Meanwhile, keen negotiation skills and a strong understanding of the market will be essential.
Successful candidates should have significant experience and organisation skills are a must. So is an ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
You will also need to demonstrate your effectiveness as a leader - after all, it is likely that you will be heading up a team. Therefore, duties will include recruitment, training and development.
As one of the UK's leading recruitment firms for procurement, logistics and supply chain jobs, the recruitment specialists at Cast UK endeavour to get to know our clients and candidates on an individual level. This helps us to understand the particular objectives and qualifications of each person and enables us to make the best matches for each vacancy.
What's more, we have extensive experience in our areas of expertise. In fact, all members of our team have worked in the industry themselves, so they have a good understanding of what makes the right candidate for each role.
So if you're ready to take your next step on the career ladder, look no further than Cast UK. To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Purchasing Director for your business or find you a job as a Purchasing Director then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
Situated in the East Midlands, Northamptonshire is a ceremonial county that shares a border with eight others, including Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire.
A number of large communities are located within Northamptonshire, making the county a good place for those seeking Purchasing Director opportunities. These include Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough. There's also the county seat, Northampton, which is less than 70 miles from London and about 50 miles from Birmingham.
The region has long been known for shoemaking and the manufacture of leather goods. A number of factories in Northampton were established in the 19th century and still exist today, making fine specialty footwear. These include Edward Green shoes, Trickers, Church's and Crockett & Jones.
Many of the old shoe factories in the region that are no longer used for manufacturing have now been converted to residential accommodation or office space. Indeed, much of Northamptonshire has gone through significant redevelopment since the 1970s and the local economy is now based in the service sector and retail.
Other companies located in the region, or with large facilities, include Avon, Weetabix, Barclaycard, Panasonic, Travis Perkins, Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Timsons, Cummins UK, Carlsberg, Nationwide Building Society and Texas Instruments.
With extensive experience carrying out recruitment services in the procurement, supply chain and logistics sectors, the team at Cast UK can help you find Purchasing Director vacancies in Northamptonshire and elsewhere in the country.
Our consultants are committed to helping clients and candidates fill positions quickly and efficiently. What's more, our regional experts can provide useful information on the job market in a particular area - such as who the potential employers are, what they look for in a candidate and the salary you can expect.
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To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Northamptonshire or source a new job in Northamptonshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.