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Purchasing Manager – Opportunity for a Purchasing Offer looking to step up

Salary: £35,000-£40,000
Contract Length: Permanent

Job Description:

Are you an ambitious and efficiency-driven Purchasing Officer looking to step up? Do you enjoy innovation? Here’s an opportunity to join an established and progressive manufacturing company entering a period of diversification and growth as Purchasing Manager. 


The company

Our client is an industry-leading manufacturer and distributor of cleaning and hygiene products for professional users including; automotive, hospitality, local authorities and more. 

They’re a forward-thinking business with a clear view of innovation, modernisation, and future developments.


The role

You’ll be responsible for owning and managing the business’ purchasing strategy with the objective of increasing profitability and efficiency. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone highly proactive and commercially focused who wants to be a part of modernising and improving a slightly old-fashioned purchasing operation.


Duties include:

  • Sourcing and purchasing raw materials and packaging cost-effectively without compromising quality
  • Conduct research to identify key suppliers for each product regarding cost, quality and delivery
  • Work closely with the technical department and production manager
  • Analysing sales data to build insight to support the purchasing strategy
  • Negotiate competitive and efficient supply of materials
  • Maintaining and nurturing relationships with suppliers
  • Regularly communicate with suppliers with specific reference to material requirements and forecasts, ensuring that pricing remains competitive and supportive of the business’ objectives
  • Identify and onboard new suppliers while maintaining business continuity and requirements


The package

As well as the exciting opportunity itself, benefits include:

  • £35,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience)
  • Opportunity to take complete control of purchasing operations of a growing business
  • Support and funding for continued professional development
  • Involvement in the diversification into new markets and products
  • Involvement in expanding manufacturing into 5 other countries
  • 25 days holidays
  • Healthcare
  • Time off to partake in charity days
  • Flexible working hours


To be successful, you will…

…have some previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment

…have been involved in developing a company’s purchasing operations

…be confident in your own ability

…have a continued focus on improvement and efficiencies

…be adaptable and able to retain technical improvement focus

…enjoys working hard and doing well

…be commercially minded and business-focused

…want to work on something that is exciting and growing

…be flexible, this won’t be a standard 9-5


You won’t…

…be dishonest and hide information

…dislike working in a team environment



If you’re driven and want to be involved with an exciting business project, apply now.

Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire