Assistant Purchasing Manager

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Norwich, Norfolk | Ref: BBBH31451

£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

Assistant Purchasing Manager
Circa £40,000

Role Profile

Our client is a market leading Manufacturing business located in the Suffolk area. They are looking for an Assistant Purchasing Manager who will be able to work proactively and be a hands on, operational lead within the team. You will be looking after a range of materials and components but a knowledge of Manufacturing and Engineering is key. You will need to be a strong communicator and be able to bring your experienced skill set to the role. This role would be perfect for someone with previous experience managing a team and there are some great opportunities for progression within this organisation.


  • Manage a team of Buyers, Assistant Purchasing and Goods In
  • Responsible for Direct and Indirect purchasing
  • Working closely with global suppliers
  • Develop and implement purchasing strategy
  • Responsible for a range of direct materials
  • Manage and build relationships with suppliers
  • Develop supplier KPI's
  • Hands on operational management
  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders

Skills & Experience

Skills and personal qualities considered to be essential to the role are:

  • Purchasing experience within fast paced environment
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Managerial / supervisorial experience
  • Passionate and Driven for progression
  • Strong negotiator
  • Proven track record delivering results
  • Excellent problem-solving skill
  • A hands-on attitude and 'no problem' approach
  • Desire and ability to take responsibility
  • Creative thinker
  • Approachable, enthusiastic, likeable, team player
  • Driven by success and progression

Client information

Our client is a leading Manufacturing business.

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