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Purchasing Manager

Posted 11 January by BMC Recruitment Group Ended

My client, a specialist manufacturer in the Darlington area, are looking for an experienced purchasing manager to join their team at Head Office. A forward thinking company, with global manufacturing links, my client are looking for someone dynamic, who can work autonomously and provide an excellent service both internally and externally.

The role entails procuring all materials and services, for existing products across themselves and their sister company, and working on the development of new products alongside suppliers, to develop product ideas and source the materials to deliver them.

I’m looking for the following traits;

  • 5+ years experience working in procurement of materials for manufacturing businesses

  • Someone highly numerate and analytical in their approach

  • Tough, with strong negotiating skills

  • Experience working with the Chinese supply market

  • Someone with the ability to build strong and positive working relationships across all internal staff and external suppliers

  • An understanding of engineering drawings, BoM and ERP systems

  • Strong written English skills

Day to day, you’ll be;

  • Utilising the internal ERP system - my client use Sage 200 Manufacturing to

    • Create and maintain BoMs

    • Set appropriate minimum order quantities and run MRP to generate schedules

    • Generate purchase orders

  • Expediting orders from suppliers, ensuring all goods are received on time and to specification

  • Working alongside Goods Receiving and Quality departments to iron out any issues with supply and delivery

  • Setting programmes for cost control activities

  • Ensuring stock balances shown in ERP reflect physical stock counts

  • Working closely with management to ensure production plans are realistic

  • Visiting suppliers, and attending international trade shows 1-2 times per year

This is by no means an exhaustive list of specifications.

The salary for this position is up to £30,000 dependent on personal experience, with additional benefits for the successful candidate.

Required skills

  • Communication Skills
  • Expediting
  • Manufacturing
  • Purchasing
  • ERP Software

Reference: 33935863

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