Purchasing Manager

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Purchasing Manager

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* Job Title: Purchasing Manager
* Function: Purchasing
* Reports to: General Manager

Job Purpose:

To manage the provision of a cost effective purchasing service to the business in order that goods and services are provided in a timely manner to an agreed specification at the lowest overall cost.
Key Responsibilities:

* To drive the development and implementation of supply chain management techniques to enhance supplier performance at the lowest overall cost to the business
* To negotiate and control purchasing contracts to provide cost and logistical benefits
* To ensure negotiated contracts are implemented to maximum effect
* To manage a small team to ensure a professional purchasing service is given to all business units
* To identify cost reduction opportunities and work with business to achieve their implementation
* To identify and implement improvements to the purchasing administration systems in order to reduce the incidences of fragmented spend and overall transaction cost

Educational and professional:

* Graduate calibre
* Membership of a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
* Business qualification/programme

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

* Minimum 5 years experience within a management level position
* Interpersonal and negotiating skills
* Commercial awareness – key margin drivers in business
* Financial understanding
* Print and/or Packaging experience and knowledge
* Computer skills – spreadsheets and office applications
* Presentation skills
* Presentation/communication skills

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