Purchasing Manager

GBP53000 - GBP55000 per annum +
18 Aug 2017
17 Sep 2017
Thomas Willis
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Global FMCG business require a Purchasing Manager to manage their direct procurement spend for their production across the UK and France.

Client Details

Our client are a leading consumer business with over a $3bn dollar turnover. The Company's business is divided into three primary segments, Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products.


  • Creation of Supply Strategies and periodic review with Internal Partners
  •  Supplier Relationship and Performance Management
  •  Lead the sourcing of Innovation through existing and selected new suppliers
  •  Team Development and Performance Management
  •  Purchasing Management Meeting
  •  Monthly Reviews with US GP Team
  •  Supplier Sourcing Projects
  •  Contract Selection and Negotiation
  •  Management Reporting
  •  Annual Assessment of Price Movements in preparation for Standard Cost Setting
  •  Review of NPI COG Estimates and Final Product Cost approval
  •  Budget Management - Team Travel Costs
  •  New Business Awards to Suppliers
  •  Support Production Planning in avoiding or resolving potential out of stocks
  •  Support/Commercial Leverage for Quality Team with serious Supplier Quality issues
  •  Team objective setting and regular performance reviews


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  •  Strong analytical and problem resolution skills
  •  Proven ability to deliver cost reductions
  •  A skilled negotiator covering cost, relationship and contracts
  •  The ability to inspire and influence at all levels in the organisation
  •  A Good Ambassador for C&D, European Supply and European Purchasing
  •  Exposure to commodity management and project sourcing
  • Experience in a Multi-National organisation with cross border working

  •  CIPS Qualified Desirable or other Professional Qualification
  •  A minimum of 5 years Purchasing experience with a track record of delivering strategies and cost improvements
  •  A strong understanding of End to End Supply Chain
  •  A good technical understanding of both the manufacturing processes and the packaging technologies associated with Personal Care and OTC Medical Devices
  •  Experience in a pharmaceutical regulatory environment
  •  Previous use of SAP
  •  Must have excellent English both written and oral, other languages particularly French would be desirable

Job Offer

competitive salary and package

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