Purchasing Manager (CIPS, Materials) BLUP74579
As a family business, our client has been developing and manufacturing consistent, efficient and cost effective, cleaning and hygiene products for almost 100 years. Its products cover an extensive range of applications for the industrial, janitorial, food process and animal health sectors. Established in 1919 and employing approximately 160 people, the company has an extensive UK business and currently exports to 72 countries worldwide, with a further 10 countries serviced by licensed manufacturing units overseas.
They are looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join them in Preston to lead the Procurement of materials to meet business needs in a highly Regulatory-driven environment.
You will manage the busy purchasing department and take responsibility for cost-effective purchasing of Packaging and Chemical materials, out-sourced goods and services (indirects). A principal focus and responsibility will be on inventory management and backing up the procurement of materials and services with sound and practical previous experience in this area.
In addition, you will select, develop and manage suppliers and contribute to the development of supply strategies to meet the needs of Sales and Operational plans.
Qualified to Degree level or with equivalent experience in purchasing, you will have excellent negotiation, communication and IT skills. Operating within a chemical manufacturing operation at present and with technical familiarity within packaging and its broad supply markets, you will have team management experience, show creativity and be a team player.
A CIPS qualification is essential.
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