Purchasing Manager

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HendersonBrown Job ref: HB4521

Salary range: £45,000-£50,000

Job Role: Purchasing Manager
Location: South Essex
Salary: £45,000-50,000 plus Car (dependant on experience)

We are looking for a talented and senior team member to be based in South Essex for a premium food supplier. The right candidate will set up and build a purchasing department meeting the businesses growing needs. Commercially astute, problem solving and strategic thinking skills will all be called upon on in this rewarding and demanding role requiring the individual to drive the team and successfully deliver premium end products for the customer. The forming of lasting relationships and conveying of complex commercial concerns between suppliers and end customer is key to delivering in this role.

The successful candidate will be expected to be able to demonstrate the building of successful long term relationships with suppliers and service providers, understanding the complete supply chain, mitigating the risk and costs associated. You will build the supply base and work closer with senior leaders to define and deliver the procurement strategy. Leading a small team of three, you will engage and encourage, supporting them to action and deliver the plan.

Working closely internally with departments the role will generate and deliver a year on year programme of Continued Cost Improvements, aligned with the end customers’ expectations. Further, liaising with the internal Finance, operations, logistics and customer services teams the successful candidate will also be expected to set and manage sensible stock holding levels and ensure production and customer order lead time demands are met.

You will have a proven track record of procurement in food/fresh and be able to demonstrate lateral thinking and strong negotiating skills. In return our client is offering an attractive package and an opportunity to challenge and stretch the offering for their customers.

Please apply now with your most recent CV and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.

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