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Purchasing Manager

Job Title: Purchasing Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Contact Name: Gareth Dixon
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Purchasing Manager - Engineering & Manufacturing
£45,000 to £55,000 + Benefits
Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Role Profile
Our client who is British household name in their sector is experiencing and exciting period of growth and is currently looking to recruit an established purchasing manager to join their senior management team. Reporting to the Head of Operations, you will be responsible for managing & implementing purchasing activities across the business for all raw materials, products and services. You will also be responsible for selecting suppliers, negotiating commercial terms, building relationships, managing supplier credit agreements, managing product quality and supply, and continuous improvement. In addition, you will also be part of the strategic purchasing team. Therefore, it is expected that you have strategic vision and the ability to work in a diverse and fast moving business.

Skills & Experience
You will have demonstrable experience and achievements from a a Senior Buyer, Commodity Manager, or Purchasing Manager level. You will be an excellent communicator, have strong negotiating & analytical skills, and have the ability to work on your own initiative.

Other desirable requirements for this role include:

  • Experience in international supply chain management including experience in partnering with Asia Pacific suppliers
  • Experience of sourcing high quality solutions from low cost offshore economies
  • Strong demonstrable commercial and negotiation skills balanced with strong supplier relationship skills
  • Experience operating in a medium volume manufacturing environment producing electro-mechanical products
  • Computer literate, able to use Microsoft Office tools to a high level
  • Strong communicator both verbal and in writing at all levels of organisations
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong commodity experience (metals, plastics, mechanical) is a distinct advantage.
  • Professional qualification in Purchasing or Supply (such as CIPS)
  • Relevant business degree or advanced courses in Supply Chain Management
  • Technical competence in electronic and mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of modern ERP / MRP solutions

Client information
Our client is a specialist engineering & manufacturing business based in Hoddesdon and they are currently experiencing significant Year on Year growth due to the technological developments in their sector.

£45,000 to £55,000 + Benefits

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