Purchasing Supervisor



Procurement / Purchasing

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Purchasing Supervisor

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Purchasing Supervisor

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Day role; travel allowance

Job Overview: We have been tasked by our client to seek an experienced Purchasing Assistant or Purchasing Supervisor with good knowledge of many purchasing activities.

Job Overview: • Working within a FMCG production environment the company are seeking a Purchasing Supervisor to control their current purchasing functions. The role will be reporting directly to the companies’ General Manager to help develop positive purchasing strategies and work across all aspects of the purchasing process. This role will suit a current Purchasing Assistant looking for growth opportunities into Purchasing Supervisor or a current Purchasing Supervisor looking to move into a new role with good routes for progression. • This position offers the opportunity of progression into a Purchasing Manager position, with an increased salary and management responsibilities. Job Responsibilities: • Control the ordering of parts to support production requirements • Control the ordering of business consumable items • Working alongside the GM and Engineering teams for periodic machine service requirements and software renewals • Working alongside the production and sales teams for the creation and loading of new product BOMs • Building and maintaining strong business to supplier relationships through direct communication • Negotiating with supplier base on price points and delivery time scales • Ensuring suppliers understand and deliver against internal expectations on quality and timescales • Researching and identifying new potential supply base • Develop and implement company purchasing strategies • Conducting research to benchmark supplier costings to ensure we achieve competitive pricing and VFM • Raising of purchase orders upon internal approval by GM / Directors • Working alongside internal suppliers to share production demands and ensure products are received in a timely manner • Training of any new staff in the companies purchasing functions and system processes Key Skills: • Purchasing experience at assistant level or higher • Experience within a FMCG production environment • Knowledge of Inventory and Supply Chain Management • Proactive and innovative approach • Ability to work on your own or as part of a team • Ability to prioritise workload • Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills • Strong planning and organizational skills • Good written and verbal communication skills • Supervisory experience would be desirable but not essential Benefits: • A competitive salary dependant on experience • Travel allowance if outside of business catchment area • Scope for progression into Purchasing Manager as the purchasing team develops across a 3 year period of growth with a rewarding salary increase Key Words: “purchasing advisor”, “purchasing assistant”, “purchasing officer”, “purchasing supervisor”, buyer, “purchasing manager”, “procurement officer”, “procurement supervisor”, “procurement manager”