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Purchasing Manager


Location: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Job Type: Permanent

Salary / Rate: £35K - £45K per annum

Start Date: 11/07/2021

Purchasing Manager – Newcastle under Lyme

Salary up to 45k

Working in a small team to manage purchasing, transportation, warehousing, distribution and manufacturing planning effectively, efficiently and economically. The ideal candidate has a minimum of  five years’ experience of working in a manufacturing setting in a Senior/Manager Buyer/Purchasing role.  The role is very hands on and requires a person who has the flexibility to get the job done across all levels and the ability to multi task and work at a fast pace.


Establish and maintain an effective vendor management system, including selection, approval, risk management, vendor rating scheme.

Purchase goods and services to meet delivery, cost reduction and inventory management targets, supported by MRP and related planning meetings.

Control stock as per company procedures.  Maximise,  stockturns, minimise slow/obsolete stock.

Manage transportation to meet statutory and company requirements, including delivery precision and customer’s documentation requirements.

Schedule UK production jobs to the shop floor.

Manage all department employees.

Complete required reports in a timely and accurate way.

Meet Key Performance Indicators including delivery targets (vs promise and request), cost reduction target, inventory management targets.

Job Requirements

Good product knowledge

CIPS Qualified or Student

UN/IATA Dangerous goods certified.

Full Driving and Fork Lift Licence.

Computer Literate. 

Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Working Knowledge of MRP2 Systems.

Five year’s experience minimum of working in an manufacturing setting working as a Senior/Manager Buyer/Purchasing role

Some overseas travel to USA, Europe and Asia may be required.


Hours: Monday to Friday


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