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Purchasing Manager

Employer
The People Co.
Location
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Salary
£40k per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Purchasing
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Our client based in the Newcastle area are searching for a Purchasing Manager to join their business in a new role. If you are someone who loves interacting with a broad range of people and being heavily involved with organisation of a companies procurement, then this is the role for you. 

Job Role
They are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Purchasing Manager to join their team. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the procurement process, including sourcing, negotiating contracts, and managing supplier relationships. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in supply chain management, hands-on experience in ERP/MRP systems and as well as excellent negotiation skills.

Requirements
•    Explore new supplier opportunities and undertake competitive tendering – effectively negotiation favourable terms for the business
•    Understand the supplier base and product specifications
•    Liaise with all internal stakeholders to understand production and overall site requirements
•    Use our MRP system to manage the critical path from specification, through to ordering, expediting and delivery
•    Prepare information for management meetings
•    Ensure the purchasing function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings
•    Lead a small team to deliver the appropriate support to the business to ensure corporate and business objectives are met
•    Review and seek continuous improvement opportunities for the development of purchasing strategies. Analyse and investigate costs, inventory levels, lead times and continuity of supply and quality management
•    Build strong business relationships with UK, EU and International suppliers to maximise supply chain effectiveness
•    Collaborating closely with both internal and external stakeholders to identify and address supply challenges, mitigating supply risk to the business
•    Develop an overall supplier base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage 
•    Provide purchasing support for new product development initiatives
•    Seek opportunities to improve customer and supplier satisfaction levels
•    Carry out regular performance review meetings with suppliers & internal customers

Personal Profile 
•    Experience working in a purchasing environment  
•    Experience working within the manufacturing industry - mandatory 
•    Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management 
•    Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures 
•    Solid judgement along with decision-making skills 
•    Prior experience in a similar role
•    Must be organised, with attention to detail
•    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
•    Collaborative, team orientation with good interpersonal 

Ref Code: FMW41453

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.
 

Company

CPA Recruitment rebrands as The People Co.

CPA Recruitment has rebranded as The People Co., putting people directly at the heart of its brand.

Established in 1987, The People Co. is an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

Spanning the UK, Europe and North America, the business works with start-ups through to established multinationals, from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level.

The People Co.’s focus, structure, client base, People and locations remain the same as before.

people co

Our Story

Resourcing solutions. Sounds a bit impersonal, doesn't it? That's just not how we role; at The People Co., we're all about people!

Can we help our clients fill their job vacancies? Absolutely.

Can we help our job candidates find the right job? You bet we can.

We’re an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

From our offices in the UK and North America, we work locally and globally with clients from start-ups to established multinationals. And with candidates from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level. All of this is underpinned by our 36 years’ heritage in providing a flexible, bespoke service.

Areas our People cover

From beginning to end, we cover roles across the whole food and consumer goods supply chain. Our team of People - dedicated sector specialists - really know their onions and many have experience of working in the industry themselves.

As well as covering mature areas of the market, we ensure we’re on top of emerging areas, so we can support clients as best we can.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 8203 1000
Location
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
Watford
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD24 7AE
GB

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