Full time
Posted 1 week ago

We are recruiting for a Purchasing Manager on a full-time & permanent basis, based in Colchester.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a true market leader with 180 employees & a turnover of £28m.

Monday to Friday / 28 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays / Life Insurance / DIS / Income Protection / Free Parking / Management Bonus Scheme

Purchasing Manager Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a focused & professional Supply Chain Team with skills that meet business needs
  • Work with internal departments to achieve service and delivery performance targets
  • Ensure excellent communication with suppliers to ensure ongoing performance improvement
  • Ensure that all processes are documented & can be used as a training tool for existing & new employees, ensuring these processes deliver sustainable performance improvements
  • Supporting project work carried out by mechanical & electrical engineering personnel
  • Manage indirect reports with procurement activity by providing workload guidance, managing performance & providing feedback, identifying training needs, delivering coaching & training
  • Liaise with the wider Purchasing & Legal teams & complete projects/tenders in a professional manner in line with business principles & objectives
  • Generate, manage, report & achieve purchase savings in alignment with budgeted targets
  • Responsible for aspects of procurement of direct & indirect goods at site level with the objective of achieving world class service levels
  • Ensure suppliers are managed in compliance with SLA’s & pricing/specifications are in line with business objectives & targets
  • Assist in the development & implementation of processes & standards throughout the operation  ensuring robust & sustainable improvements in the supply chain & manufacturing performance

Purchasing Manager Experience & Qualifications

  • Ideally achievement of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience of Purchasing or Supply Chain Management
  • Strong ERP & data analytics background

Job Features

Job CategoryPurchasing
Salaryup to £37,000 per annum
ParkingFree on site parking
Death in ServiceYes
Life InsuranceYes
Annual Leave28 days + bank holidays
Income protectionYes
Bonus SchemeYes

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