Purchasing Manager

Posted 1 week ago

We are working with our international manufacturing client in their search for a Purchasing Manager to join their team. This is a newly created role within the business with the successful candidate responsible for sourcing, negotiating with and managing suppliers throughout the procurement process. If you are looking to join a growing business, please get in touch.


The role responsibilities:

  • Identifying products, services and equipment to be purchased
  • Verifying key suppliers for all procurement activity
  • Monitoring and forecasting inventory, determining purchasing needs and identifying costs
  • Establishing quality control measures and ensuring purchased stock meets Company standards
  • Managing procurement budget and preparing cost estimates
  • Compiling and maintaining purchase records, supplier databases and procurement contracts
  • Updating procurement reports and KPIs, working close to operations and finance depts
  • Providing 3 months’ forecast on main procurement categories
  • Monitoring energy costs; evaluating current contract and future opportunities
  • Carry out duties in accordance with all Company policies, procedures and SOP’s
  • Carry out duties in a safe and responsible manner in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Contribute and participate in Company activities
  • Carry out additional and/or other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business
  • Support and train colleagues where necessary, in line with work instructions and standard operating procedures


The Person we’re looking for:

  • CIPs qualification or equivalent professional (Membership preferred)
  • Previous experience of working in manufacturing environment
  • Project Management experience in Engineering environment
  • Knowledge of purchasing and quality procedures and standards
  • Knowledge of Global markets
  • Quality theories and practices – Problem Solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence at all levels


By applying for this opportunity, you agree that Zenith People Ltd may share your details with the end client at the shortlist stage. If you have the relevant skills and the drive to enhance your career, we would love to speak with you. Apply now or give us a call – 0191 428 6444.

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering and Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 - £38,000

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