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Bournemouth  |  7 January 2020
Purchasing Manager – Bournemouth – circa £35K
Bournemouth - circa £35k

Are you a successful Purchasing & Procurement Manager looking for a new exciting role?……. You do not want to miss this!

Taking complete autonomy of the Purchasing & Procurement function, you will be required to have a hands-on/lead-by-example approach together with the ability to build strong supplier relationships. This role reports directly into the MD and the board of Directors!

Working for a highly successful heating organisation who have recently partnered with one of the UK’s award-winning utilities FTSE 250 companies. This business is experiencing considerable growth over the coming months so there could not be a more exciting time to join this Bournemouth based company! 

Responsibilities of the Purchasing & Procurement Manager:

  • To operate and carry out purchasing business processes across company in line with local policies and procedures.
  • To manage supplier performance to required quality, cost and delivery requirements, resolving process and complexity problems within the external supplier chain and that they are resolved in a timely manner.
  • To actively work with the external supply chain to achieve the best buying terms and conditions with the most competitive price possible.
  • Be the supplier(s) account owner and conduct regular order book reviews maintaining accurate and achievable delivery commitments against set targets.
  • Carry out supplier selection assessments against set criteria ensuring balanced sourcing decisions are able to cope with the demands of a fast paced and changing customer business.
  • Maintain procurement documents in a systematic way and in an audible fashion ensuring process compliance.
  • To create cost improvement ideas with the external vendor base turning them into implemented cost improvement plans delivering year on year cost reduction.

Skills & Characteristics of the Purchasing & Procurement Manager:

  • Proven Purchasing or Procurement experience
  • Builds good rapport with suppliers
  • Strong Negotiation skills
  • Confident reporting to MD & Board level

What’s in it for you?

As well as working within a relaxed and fun environment, you will also benefit from the following:

  • Competitive salary of circa £35K+
  • Hours: 40 hours per week Monday to Friday 8am til 5pm
  • Free onsite parking
  • Pay reviews based upon excellent performance;
  • Early probation for employees who excel;
  • Personal development and progression;
  • Company Pension Scheme;
  • 28 Days annual leave entitlement (including Bank Holidays);
  • Regular social / team bonding activities, such as BBQ’s on the beach,

Football team and nights out paid for by the MD!


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