Purchasing Officer

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH27864

£25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus scheme, Private health care

Purchasing Officer

£25,000 - £35,000



Our client is a leading world-wide Manufacturer in specialised, high-performance non-metallic composite engineering materials and components, supplying a broad cross-section of industrial applications throughout the world.

You will report into the Purchasing & Commercial Director.

Are you sales driven and keen to build strong supplier relationships? Are you tenacious, positive and proactive in your approach? Would you like to be the one who makes a real difference in the department of a fast-growing organisation?

Are you eager to develop your career within a very successful global organisation?


As Purchasing Officer, you will be responsible for:

  • Negotiation of tenders, volume contracts, price reductions
  • Purchasing of raw materials, engineering spares and on-site services.
  • Efficient inventory control
  • Close liaison with the planning department to ensure a highly efficient process
  • Management of supplier performance
  • Management of vendor qualification process
  • Management of KPI's
  • Identify new suppliers for our products and services.
  • Identify new / alternative materials
  • Driving the approval of alternative suppliers of raw materials
  • Develop and implement a process for pass through items from suppliers



  • Commercial / Business Degree qualification (2:1 or above would be beneficial)
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification
  • Significant proven experience in purchasing, preferably in an industrial environment


  • A basic understanding of engineering


  • Excellent negotiating skills
  • Highly organised, diligent, methodical and thorough in approach
  • Strong interpersonal skills capable of influencing internal & external stakeholders
  • Commercially astute
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong ethical behaviour
  • Eager, driven and motivated to achieve results and contribute to Tenmat's growth and success


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days' holidays (plus bank holidays)
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Subsidised on-site canteen
  • Cycle to Work Scheme after 12 months' service
  • Exciting stable career


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