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Purchasing Manager

CPA Recruitment
London (Greater)
£40k - £45k per annum
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

A fantastic opportunity has become available for a Purchasing Manager based in London for a high end specialist food business, which has enjoyed fantastic growth and continues to develop year on year.

Job Role
As the Purchasing Manager for our client, you will be an essential part of the operations department and senior leadership team. You will provide knowledge, enthusiasm and leadership to a team of five buyers responsible for the cuisine and pastry portfolio.

•    Manage and coordinate the team to ensure accurate ordering and efficient processes are followed in order to meet the needs of our customers
•    Take ownership of a portfolio of key suppliers
•    Negotiate prices, develop forecast and building relationship
•    Seek out new opportunities and present proposals to senior management designed to improve processes and the product range
•    Manage inbound logistics via third party providers based in Europe
•    Oversee the smooth flow of goods from EU, ensuring correct procedures are adhered to enable smooth passage of goods across the border
•    Liaise with the wider business to keep colleagues informed of market trends, supply chain challenges and pricing fluctuations
•    Identify opportunities for productivity and cost savings
•    Create and update the department’s SOP’s
•    Ensure master data and pricing files are accurately maintained
•    Manage company stock holding effectively in order to meet net working capital target
•    Work closely with the Head of Operations and IT to ensure software systems for Purchasing and Supply Chain are robust and meet the needs of the business
•    Develop strategic plans with the Head of Operations to improve and optimise the output of the purchasing and supply chain department and achieve company objectives
•    Recruit, train and develop an efficient and effective team to deliver the highest service levels for our customers
•    Devise and monitor team KPI’s

Personal Profile 
•    Minimum 3 years’ experience in a purchasing management role 
•    Strong people management skills with a positive and collaborative approach
•    A knowledge and passion for fine foods and fresh produce
•    Experienced in customs clearance and import procedures
•    Organised with excellent attention to detail
•    Knowledge of ERP / WMS systems – experience using SAP an advantage
•    Good IT skills with knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ref Code: FMW40351

Due to a high volume of responses, we cannot reply to each application individually. If you have not had a response within one week, we are sorry to say your application has not been successful on this occasion.


International specialists in the provision of practical recruitment and resourcing solutions, across every sector of the food and drink industry, CPA Recruitment is a name synonymous with quality and service, as well as being a business that’s justifiably proud of its well earned reputation.

Offering a global capability, we’re able to draw on an unrivalled wealth of in-house expertise and are clearly acknowledged as one of the market leaders in our field.

Highly respected in the food & drink industry, we are dedicated to building partnerships in business, with both clients and candidates that bring, mutual benefits to all parties, on a long term basis.

With twenty year’s experience, we have grown a talented team of consultants, whose knowledge and experience and expertise of the food and drink recruitment market guarantees that success will be at your disposal to achieve your recruitment objective.

We are renowned for providing bespoke solutions, with in-built flexibility and have a long and successful history of handling both UK and overseas assignments, at all levels, on behalf of a loyal and growing client base – ranging from global blue-chip organisations to independent enterprises.

Find Us
020 8203 1000
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
WD24 7AE
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