Purchasing Director - Swindon

Purchasing Director jobs

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.

The skills required

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.

Search for Purchasing Director opportunities with Cast UK

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.

Purchasing Director Jobs in Swindon

A town located in Wiltshire, around halfway between Bristol and Reading, Swindon is a busy place with lots of opportunity for those seeking Purchasing Director vacancies.

The town's early history goes back to a Saxon settlement that was called Suindune in the Domesday Book. For hundreds of years, it mainly subsisted as a market town, with the trade of cattle, corn and other agricultural produce, as well as horse sales.

During the 19th century, the area was known for its railway works, which built and repaired locomotives for the Great Western Railway - a train company that connected the south-west and Wales to London's Paddington Station.

Today, Swindon's economy is mainly based in the retail and service sector and there are a number of large shopping centres in the region.

The town is also home to several big businesses. For instance, Honda and BMW/Mini both have manufacturing sites in the area, while W H Smith's distribution centre and headquarters are also situated in Swindon.

Other companies based in Swindon or with major facilities in the vicinity include Motorola, Dolby, Intel, Nationwide Building Society, Arval and the National Trust.

What's more, Swindon is home to a book depository for Oxford's Bodleian library. The facility has 153 miles of shelving and enough space to house an estimated eight million tomes.

Cast UK - helping you discover new roles

As one of the country's leading recruitment consultancies for the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, Cast UK is ideally placed to help you find your next Purchasing Director position.

Our team of industry experts endeavour to find the best talent for every vacancy and we will work with you to provide the advice and assistance you need to secure the right job for your skills and qualifications.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Swindon or source a new job in Swindon then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.