Head of Purchasing / Senior Purchasing Manager

Head of Purchasing / Senior Purchasing Manager

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  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits: car allowance, bonus, pension

  • Contact:

    Lucy Stokes

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8953

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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A leading SME food Manufacturer is currently seeking a Head of Purchasing / Senior Purchasing Manager to hold responsibility for the overall purchasing strategy and delivery to contribute to company targets on innovation, operational excellence, cost leadership and customer satisfaction.

Reporting directly to the MD and responsible for a team of 2, the successful Head of Purchasing / Senior Purchasing Manager will have previous experience within an FMCG food manufacturing environment. This is an ideal role for a Senior Buyer to step up to lead and develop an overall site strategy and contribute to their ambitious 5 year growth plan.

Head of Purchasing / Senior Purchasing Manager responsibilities include:
  • Manage and lead the Purchasing team
  • Effectively create and execute short, medium and long term procurement strategies to maximise purchasing power
  • Provide budget recommendations, and ensure the business is adequately prepared and conditioned
  • Evaluate & select the existing and potential new suppliers within the different product categories.
  • Hold site accountability but also work within wider Group purchasing framework working with European teams to form group strategy and drive continuous improvement
  • Optimise savings and value delivery through sustaining high levels of innovation / NPD, continuing cost value effectiveness
  • Directly and indirectly responsible for sourcing negotiation and placing of contracts for raw materials and/or packaging materials.
  • Providing the business with up to date market and product information to enable informed business decisions to be formulated
  • Supplier Performance Management: develop and maintain excellent relationships with key suppliers to improve performance and drive value
  • Liaising with the Planning Department to reduce stock write offs

Application via CV

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