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Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

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    Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

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    Ben Betts

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    5 months ago

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Procurement Manager - £60,000 - £65,000 (Rocester)

Role: Senior Procurement Manager

Salary: Up to £60 - 65k + Company car + 20% Bonus

Location: Rocester, United Kingdom

This is an extremely exciting career move for anyone looking to move into the innovative manufacturing industry. This organisation is revolutionising the way in which construction is carried out with heavy duty machinery. This company are one of the leading suppliers of equipment to the construction sector throughout the world.

With a global presence the company has a rich history for providing quality product for serious projects throughout the world. The headquarters are located in Uttoxeter, but this role will be carried out in Rocester. If you're an ambitious, commercially minded Procurement professional who can demonstrate a track record of leadership and success in fast paced manufacturing or machinery environment, this is the role for you!

As Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for establishing and developing a team that is capable of managing the operational aspects of our supply chain, supporting the wider business unit functions, and ensuring category strategies are developed and implemented to make sure we have a robust and competitive supply chain for the long term.


  • Lead purchasing elements of New Product Introduction (NPI), providing input to the NPI Gate Committee, ensuring the Purchasing elements are delivered to target.
  • Manage a team of Senior Buyer / Buyers / Project Purchasing Lead (PPLs) ensuring resources are effectively deployed to meet business requirements
  • Oversee the development of Category Strategies for each area of responsibility, support and coach buyers, ensure resource is available from wider business to ensure strategies are implemented in a timely manner
  • Set and track delivery of SMART KPIs for your team in order to positively impact your business unit
  • Promote early engagement with engineering and suppliers to ensure we are sourcing in line with group strategies from the outset of all projects
  • Responsible for compiling and delivering annual cost down budgets, ensuring accurate and effective monthly reporting and a sustainable hopper of cost projects for your division.
  • Support acting as an escalation point for Delivery / Quality / Warranty issues ensuring these are supported effectively by the purchasing team
  • Responsible for supporting and approving contractual negotiations from your lead buyers (Long Term / Development / Warranty Agreements etc)
  • Develop and lead senior supplier relationships to deliver tangible mutual benefits


  • Significant procurement experience working within a manufacturing business.
  • Experience recruiting & developing a high performing team that can support both the ongoing commercial and operational management of your division.
  • Provide leadership and support for each team members individual progression by ensuring development plans are in place.
  • Experience developing and implementing successful long-term category strategies providing tangible benefits to the organisation.
  • Experience managing several NPI programs - ideally from concept to product launch.
  • Experience managing multiple projects and co-ordinating cross functional teams to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Experience managing high level supplier relationships & delivering benefits.
  • Ability to build strong internal relationships - preferably experience working closely with technical engineers.


To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary and benefits package, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's on-site gym, 33 days annual leave and flexibility around daily start and finish times.

As an employee, you will also be able to access the incredible Golf & Country Club.

You will also have access to a Reward Hub - giving you fantastic savings across a huge range of high street retailers, as well as access to exclusive company perks such as our Cycle to Work Scheme.