Purchasing Manager

  • Location
    Kingston Upon Hull
  • Type
  • Division
    Supply Chain & Procurement
  • Salary
    £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Purchasing Manager

Salary: £40,000.00 to £45,000.00

Location: Hull

Our Client is a pioneer in their field, having an unrivalled reputation around the world for supplying equipment and replacement parts to industries within the FMCG sector.

Having been in the industry since 1777 they have developed and grown and are at the forefront of technologies within their field.

They are seeking an experienced Purchasing Manager to lead their busy and professional team based in Hull.

In your role as the Head of the Purchasing Department, and reporting directly to the Works Manager, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for the supply of goods and services to meet the production, sales and operational demands of the business.

Manage existing Raw Material and Service providers to company to ensure consistency of supply which underpins Production & subsequent customer demand levels.
Managing and training the other members of the purchasing team.
Identifying reliable suppliers, subcontractors and agents, and maintaining relationships with them.
Negotiating prices and contracts with suppliers.
Recording and maintaining supplier price lists, and disseminating this information to colleagues.
Resolving disputes with suppliers, and monitoring their performance. This can be done via the telephone, written correspondence or in meetings.
Checking the daily Material Requisition Planning reports and determining with whom orders are placed, or to whom enquiries are sent.
Checking sales orders for potential problems or discrepancies.
Resolving technical queries with the Engineering Department.
Checking the work of other members of the team.
Having the ultimate responsibility for invoice queries.
Producing forecasts of likely material and parts usage to obviate potential shortages of items with long lead times, and then managing the subsequent call-off and scheduled orders. These orders are often placed more than a year in advance.
Maintaining spreadsheet analysis and producing reports on purchased parts and services
Managing assets held off site, such as pattern equipment.
Promote continuing personal development (CPD) for self and the purchasing team.
Create and maintain an empowered, committed team with the necessary accountability, ability and responsibility to perform their roles effectively.
Coach, motivate and continuously develop the Purchasing Team.
Handle all aspects of people management, development, discipline, absence etc.

The responsibilities stated within this job description are neither exclusive nor exhaustive. You may from time to time be expected to perform other duties within your capabilities.

Working hours are 37 hours per week, either working Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm or 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Previous experience in a purchasing environment is preferable, particularly in a manufacturing environment.
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualification will be an advantage.
A good knowledge of engineering terms and materials is preferable.
Experience of managing others.
Good communication skills, both written and verbal.
Good mathematical skills.
Negotiating skills.
Good attention to detail.
Good organiser with the ability to multi-task.
Computer literate, with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
Experience of using purchase order processing software is an advantage.
Ability to manage time, working to strict deadlines.

Salary from £40,000.00 to £45,000.00 depending on experience.
Holidays ae 25 days plus bank holidays.
Company pension.
Bonus scheme.
Working from home flexibility.
Healthcare plan.
Death in service benefits.

Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment.
Established in 1998.
Employ approx. 30 staff.
2 offices in Doncaster & Hull.
Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.
Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc's, blue chip organisations and SME's, global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients.
From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments.
It is the policy of Edwards & Pearce to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, colour, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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