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Purchasing Manager

Reference #: VAC11078
Location: Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £60000
Sector: Plastics
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 22/05/2024
Contact: Victoria Lindsay

Cloud 9 are working on an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join a leading plastics manufacturer.  Based in the Midlands you will be responsible for managing the company’s buying team monitoring performance with a view to improving buying efficiencies. We are keen to hear from candidates with procurement/purchasing experience either in manufacturing or other background.  This is a super opportunity to be part of a global company that encourages personal development and growth.

Key Responsibilities

Manage the buying team monitoring performance and buying functions.

Improve buying efficiencies by saving money with suitable specs and service agreements.

Ensure job specifications are supportive of the outcomes required.

Communicate with relevant departments; engineering, production planners, quality and health & safety.

Drive and ensure value for money on purchase prices and specs.

Monitor and improve supplier performance i.e. delivery times and quality.

Provide monthly improvements reports.

Consolidate common purchases across company sites and ensure secure supplies.

Work closely with colleagues in trialling and developing alternatives.

Frequent UK travel required from time to time.

Skills and Experience

Procurement/purchasing experience either in a manufacturing environment or other sector.

Strong negotiation skills.

Excellent communication and numerical skills.

Analytical mind.

Good time management skills.

Highly organised with ability to prioritise a workload.

Customer focused with excellent presentation skills.

Computer literate.

Willingness to travel.


You will receive a starting salary of £45k DOE, plus company package.


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