Purchasing Manager

Location Rutland
Discipline: Logistics & Supply Chain
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Other Benefits
Contact email: team@indigosearch.co.uk
Job ref: 10237_1657120101
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: ASAP


  • Responsibility for the Purchasing strategy of the business - including Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing and Inventory.
  • The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the management of a small team of people within the Procurement Division of the business.
  • Identifying new suppliers, negotiation of agreements and secure improvements in rates, price, discounts, rebates, payment terms and supply SLA's.
  • Acting as a Senior Member of the Management team.
  • This role will entail dealing with UK-based AND international suppliers.
  • Performs reviews of the supplier base periodically.
  • Strong People Manager with demonstrable experience of engaging teams.
  • Relationship Management and SLA reviews with suppliers - including visits to suppliers both in the UK & abroad when appropriate.
  • Accurate forecasting & maintaining of "buffer stock" levels for core lines to ensure continuation of operations.
  • Own and drive CI initiatives across the operation.
  • Operational Projects & Recommendations.
  • Internal & External stakeholder engagement.
  • Adopt and foster a 'Change Mentality' and inspire other people to take the same approach.


  • Exposure as a Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Head of Procurement or Head of Purchasing ideally within a manufacturing environment.
  • Degree qualified - DESIRABLE
  • Experience of negotiating, implementing and monitoring SLA's with Suppliers both in the UK & in Europe.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing people within a Purchasing or Purchasing setting.
  • Methodical, data driven, detail-oriented and highly organised.
  • Experience of working in a highly dynamic, fast-paced & entrepreneurial business.
  • Stock & Inventory control - to maximise availability and stock turnover.
  • 'Can-Do' mentality - this business prides itself on people who take a 'front-foot' mentality to problems & challenges.
  • Able to involve yourself in other areas of the business where appropriate.
  • Able to grasp the wide breadth of the business and get involved with whatever areas need improving.
  • Clear and effective communicator.
  • Able to think beyond the obvious.
  • Open to new ideas and with a viewpoint that "anything is possible".
  • Able to commute to/from Rutland on a daily basis.


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