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Poole/Bournemouth  |  29 January 2018
Purchasing Manager
Circa £40K

Want Friday afternoons off work??? read on now!

We are looking for a motivational Manager with experience in Vendor Management, Project Management & Data Analysis!

Working for an extremely successful, leading global manufacturing company who engineer high quality products across a variety of industries; this role involves managing a team of 2 reporting into the Supply Chain Manager taking full responsibility of all Purchasing activities.

This exciting new opportunity offers a professional, friendly atmosphere, ½ day Fridays, free parking & excellent salary of circa £40K, based in Poole/ Bournemouth.


Responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager:

  • To lead purchasing activities and take the people and processes to the next level of world class manufacturing
  • To deploy his / her managerial skills to provide leadership for the team, particularly with respect to improving processes, driving down cost, inventory and waste while improving material availability
  • Reviewing, Maintaining and improving KPI’s and deploying visible measures of performance
  • Working closely with the Supply Chain Manager and your peers to share “best practice” and identify key opportunities for improvement.
  • Responsible for all Purchasing activities


Personal Attributes of the Purchasing Manager:


  • Able to demonstrate people management skills and can demonstrate experience of leading people and managing teams
  • Vendor Management (Relationship, Contracts & Negotiations)
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis (Demand / forecasting, stock levels, budget vs spend)
  • Experience of purchasing materials for engineering/manufacturing an advantage
  • A good knowledge of ERP/MRP is also an advantage
  • MCIPS qualified or working towards is a distinct advantage


What’s in it for you? :


  • Salary of circa £40K
  • Free Car Parking
  • 37.5 hour week (8.00am to 5.00pm Mon –Thur & 8.00 to 12.30 Fridays)
  • Xmas shut down
  • 31 days holiday (including bank holiday)
  • Canteen
  • Training
  • Healthcare
  • Pension

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