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Purchasing Manager

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  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Circa £40,000

  • Contact:

    Phil Pitman

  • Email:

  • Contact phone:

    02921 673717

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  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:

    08 July 2021

  • Start date:


Purchasing Manager

£35,000 - £40,000


A new opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join this rapidly growing engineering and manufacturing success story that has continued to grow through even the most challenging of market conditions.  The business offers the security that comes with being a long standing market leader in a high growth sector, an exciting environment with a record breaking company, a friendly and supportive senior team and the opportunity to continue to develop your career.

This is what you’ll be doing

In a nutshell: you’ll run the Purchasing function, including the supervision of a small team, providing support to the supply chain activity through managing all activity in relation to ordering and expediting purchased items and ensuring the business maintains an adequate supply of necessary materials.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with your Director to set and review key purchasing metrics

  • Communicate with suppliers to make sure materials and components arrive on time and at the correct location, often with tight deadlines and changing forecasts

  • Ensure the MRP system is set up correctly in terms of MOQ’s, lead times and buffer stock.

  • Manage and motivate a team of three. 

  • Oversee the purchasing requirements for an international site

  • Run MRP and raise purchase orders as required.

  • Reviewing long term purchase commitments in line forecasts

  • Track inventory usage and adjusts purchasing systems in line with actual performance

  • Ensure the import of goods is in accordance with HMRC rules.

  • Build and maintain relationships with new and existing suppliers

  • Review the Purchasing function and ensure it is operating as documented in the Quality Management System

  • Monitor and review supplier performance to ensure delivery is in line with corporate expectations.

  • Keeps a well-organised collection of contracts and Quality documents for easy reference when needed.

  • Attend meetings to ensure the Purchasing function is aware of all relevant activity

  • Develop systems to run purchasing outside of the MRP when required

The experience the successful Purchasing Manager will bring to the team:

  • Purchasing experience within Manufacturing

  • Knowledge of international shipping requirements is advantageous but inessential

  • SAP experience is advantageous

And this is what you'll get in return

  • A salary of £35,000 - £40,000 depending on experience

  • A range of working hours to select from to suit your home life

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

  • 5% employer contribution pension

  • Free parking

  • The opportunity to work with a highly skilled and motivated engineering team in one of Wales’ most exciting engineering businesses!

Are you up to the challenge?

If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion to be successful in this Purchasing Manager role apply now. 

*Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities.