Purchasing Manager

Posted 14 days ago by Wagstaff Recruitment
Location Chester Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary £30k - 35k per year Sector Procurement, Supply Chain

Purchasing Manager.

Due to exceptional sales and continued sustainable growth this FMCG business is seeking a purchasing professional to review their current purchasing levels, implement a buying strategy and simplify ranges where possible.

To be successful in this role of Purchasing Manager you will need previous experience of purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing facility. You will also need to have the ability to think ahead, establishing what impact your purchases will have on manufacturing, labour levels and delivery / service.


Day to day responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
  • Develop, lead and execute a purchasing strategy.
  • Track how inventory is used and adjust purchasing habits in accordance with apparent trends.
  • Forecast demand for purchases and makes orders accordingly.
  • Maintain a network of professional contacts in order to discover new opportunities for good deals on orders.
  • Supply chain management
  • Tracking and reporting functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Crafting negotiation plans and closing deals with optimal terms.
  • Remain up to date with the companies supply needs

This is a new role within this FMCG business, we are seeking to appoint a purchasing professional with strong commercial acumen and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.


Essential experience & attributes required:

  • 3-5 years purchasing experience within an FMCG environment.
  • Forward thinking, proactive and curious.
  • Accountable.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Strong negotiations skills and previous experience.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Honest.
  • Organised with a high level of attention to detail.


To apply:

Please contact Ruth Forster at Wagstaff Recruitment for a confidential discussion and to receive a copy of the formal job specification with employer information.

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