Purchasing Manager

Job title: Purchasing Manager

Reference: E113488

Location: Bolton

Duration: Permanent

Start date: asap

Salary: £50,000 pa to £55,000 pa + benefits.

GPW are partnering exclusively with a Bolton based specialist manufacturer to recruit a Purchasing Manager on a permanent basis.

Established for over 50 years and with a real market presence their products are manufactured and assembled on site, then sold online and through retail outlets across the UK

Reporting to the Managing Director, the overall purpose of the role of Purchasing Manager is :

  • To assist with the development of the Purchasing strategy including implementation of a new ERP System.
  • To generate savings and rationalise the areas of the supply chain whilst continually carrying out market research for improvements in supply, service, reduced cost and improved quality/delivery.
  • To be responsible for the procurement and supply of raw materials and services within the Company including setting, planning, organising and executing the Purchasing strategy, incorporating best commercial practice whilst adhering to agreed spending controls.
  • To lead, manage and motivate the Purchasing Team whilst at the same time setting and monitoring individual targets.
  • To delegate to team members to enable focus to be given to future Purchasing Policy and review.
  • To manage and oversee the Purchasing Team’s management of suppliers, relationships, and service level agreements
  • Together with Research & Design, reduce process costs through re-design/rationalisation and by making best use of technology/innovative contractual arrangements.
  • Work alongside the Finance Team to review and maintain all input costs within area of responsibility.
  • To effectively and proactively liaise with other Departments as necessary to forecast, plan and deliver demand in relevant quality and quantities in required timeframe.
  • To recommend to the Sales Team, the introduction of new factored products, presenting high margin opportunities for business growth and development within the retail outlets.
  • To be responsible for the negotiating, administrating and controlling purchasing contracts.
  • To control supplier payment terms by negotiation and clear management.
  • To be responsible for make or buy policy analysis and presentation of clear recommendations to the Managing Director.
  • To be responsible for cost saving budgeting and targeting – to monitor and prove drop-through.
  • To be responsible for administration and reporting as necessary with regard to routing management information on purchasing performance.
  • Control outsourcing strategy/development/management if required.
  • To be responsible for stock and materials management via the ERP System.
  • To ensure health and safety compliance within given area of responsibility.
  • To keep up-to-date with international trading issues/imports/legal, awareness and management.
  • To perform any other duties deemed reasonable on request.

Benefits as the Purchasing Manager include:

  • Salary £50,000 to £50,000 pa basic
  • 37.5 hour working week with a 2.30 pm Friday finish
  • 24 days holiday plus the 8 bank holidays
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme after qualifying period
  • Free on site parking

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