12 Oct, 2020

Purchasing Manager

£40,000 - £45,000 yearly
  • Michael Page Engineering Jobs
  • Cheshire, UK
Chemical Engineer   Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

  • About Our Client

    My client is a highly successful international manufacturer. They have invested heavily over a period of years to support an aggressive NPD program. This strategy has enabled their market leading position and can the organisation can demonstrate YOY growth. To further support growth, they have also focused on a talent develop program, investing in training, recruitment, and mentoring.

    Job Description

    As the Purchasing Manager you will:

    • Support the Cheshire based manufacturing site with a stable raw materials flow, ensure CAPEX and OPEX budgets are effectively managed, and provide visibility through the management and implementation of best practice processes
    • Build a network internally to support all the relevant stakeholders, being at the forefront of NPD, investment projects, and help guide site strategy
  • Support and develop supplier management tools
  • Ensure the organisation is kept inline with material innovation and responds effectively to changes in raw material availability (based political or other issues)
  • Support your team development highlighting training needs, and working towards a succession plan

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will:

  • Already be within a management role (as a Purchasing Manager) and show a track record of managing a chemical portfolio
  • Demonstrate knowledge of a global supply base and be aware of a total cost approach to sourcing
  • Used to working closely with operations on NPD and trialling new materials through a process plant
  • Ideally be proficient with SAP
  • Be able to show a track record of value delivery within previous roles

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