Silver Stone Search & Selection

Senior Purchasing Manager

08 Jan 2013
05 Feb 2013
David Woodward
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type
The Company A growing multinational organisation providing high quality branded and own label products across the UK and several international markets wish to recruit a commercially driven Senior Purchasing Manager. They pride themselves on their customer focus, integrity and team working capabilities. The Role - You will be responsible for delivering a substantial purchasing spend through your team to maximise value for money through developing value added supplier relationships and practices. - You will design and deliver the sourcing strategy for the product range and work closely with stakeholders. - You will proactively pursue supply channels which will add value to business performance and provide opportunities to reduce costs without compromising quality. - The desire to drive purchasing practices forward by constructively challenging, reviewing and improving supplier performance is important. - You will encourage your team to identify and recommend new products and lead the development of new initiatives that will benefit customers and consumers. The Person - With extensive purchasing experience in the Food Industry, you will be motivated by having the autonomy to deliver as an individual and through your team. - You will ideally have broad purchasing skills across multiple categories and direct experience of buying grocery products. - You will be able to demonstrate a passionate approach utilising sound commercial acumen and clear initiative to inspire suppliers. - A self motivated individual with a high level of integrity you can calmly react to unexpected business demands to achieve the desired results. - You will need to be flexible to travel on occasion.