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Purchasing & Logistics Team Leader

Posted 15 May by Lumen Consulting Limited Easy Apply Ended

Job Title Purchasing & Logistics Team Leader

Reports to General Manager

Hours Permanent position, 45 hours per week, 0700-1630 Mon-Fri

Holiday 28 days including public holidays

Salary £20,000 - 30,000 negotiable depending upon experience


Our client is a well-established manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive range of high performance packaging and labelling adhesives, based in Northwich, Cheshire.

The company supplies hot melt adhesives to food manufacturers, breweries and contract packers throughout the UK, and labelling wet glues to distilleries, breweries, water bottlers and cider makers.

Position overview

This role involves responsibility for the end to end supply chain including; delivering value via negotiation and managing the administration function of the supply chain function (purchase orders, works orders, GRNetc)

You will play a lead role in the management of manufacturing partners and 3PL (third-party warehouse and distribution) service provider. You will be an excellent communicator (both internal and external, be used to high pressure environments and satisfying demanding customers with products on time and in full to give excellent service levels.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role with all aspects of purchasing and logistics covered
  • Purchase Management course -CIPS from minimum of Level 4 (preferable but not essential to application)
  • Some previous customer service exposure in delivering good service
  • Driving licence and access to their own vehicle


  • Highly motivated, positive, confident and determined disposition
  • Ability to manage own and others time and tasks
  • Knowledge and experience of managing suppliers and external relationships
  • Must be computer literate to a reasonable degree of proficiency
  • High attention to detail
  • Proven ability to deliver exceptional results in a fast paced demanding environment
  • Practical knowledge of working in an ISO9001 certified business
  • Experience in manufacturing technical products useful but not essential

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • To manage customer complaints and supply related issues
  • To evaluate new suppliers for suitability and carry out audits where required
  • Maintain correct Stocks and product identification for stock control, and all corresponding paperwork and pricing on the ERP system
  • To negotiate and deliver value within supply chain
  • Process sales and purchase orders through the ERP system
  • To carry out stock checks monthly for own warehouse and manage external warehouse stock checks on monthly basis, investigating and rectifying any anomalies
  • Review business processes, evaluate freight costs in and out and look at ways of reducing costs whilst maximizing value to the company
  • Motivate and manage the supply chain team to deliver exceptional performance
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, identify and resolve supply chain issues

Reference: 34325574

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