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Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer

Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Chester

  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    ££highly competitive + benefits

  • Contact:

    Lucy Stokes

  • Contact email:

    lucys@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8953

  • Job ref:

    SP/FMCG2/082225

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2019-09-19

  • Start date:

    2019-07-16

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

Reporting to the MD alongside a small team, the successful Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer will have previous experience sourcing and buying raw ingredients within the food manufacturing sector; or previous experience in the retail / catering industries buying finished food products.

 Purchasing Manager  /Senior Buyer responsibilities include:
  • Effectively 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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