Purchasing Manager

Brackley, Northamptonshire | Ref: BBBH33170

£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Purchasing Manager


£35,000 - £45,000 (DOE) + Benefits

Role Profile

A brilliant opportunity has arisen to join a growing business as a Purchasing Manager. My client is looking for an analytical and strategic purchasing professional with the ability to influence change. Reporting into the Operations Manager you'll working cross-functionally with other departments including warehouse and technical, and provide day to day management to an existing Buyer. The role is Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5pm and has the option to be based from home 2-3 days per week.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop existing and new supplier relationships with a focus on competitive sourcing and ensuring consistency of supply
  • Review of product lines with ability to analyse data and prioritise accordingly
  • Procurement of relevant materials to the appropriate quality, quality and timeframes
  • Development of purchasing framework to ensure transparent pricing
  • Control and development of stock and inventory measures to ensure optimal levels are maintained to maximize service and efficiency
  • Price setting and margin management, including negotiating supply agreements for OEM's, to maintain competitive market position
  • Use of system to monitor and control optimum stock levels and avoid stock obsolescence
  • Support and develop the buying team to ensure goals and targets are achieved

Key Skills & Experience

  • Purchasing experience ideally in either an FMCG or good not for resale environment
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to digest and create robust plans for change
  • Management experience of a small buying team would be desirable
  • Strong communication skills to speak with a range of suppliers and build partnership focused relationships
  • Computer literate, ideally with experience of using Oracle/ SAP based systems
  • Good Microsoft Excel skills including VLookups and Pivot tables
  • Degree education would be desirable
  • CIPS qualified


Our client is a growing business based in Northampton. The company is looking for someone who is highly analytical and can provide a strategic outlook to the Purchasing team.


£35,000 - £45,000 + Benefits

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