Purchasing Manager

Sector: Purchasing and Merchandising
Location: Ipswich
Role: Full Time
Contract: Permanent
Job ref: 911658
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Just Recruitment is delighted to be supporting, a well-regarded business, based on the outskirts of Ipswich, that is looking for a personable and proactive Purchasing Manager to join its team.

Reporting to the Sales Office Manager, providing valuable support and back-up you will be responsible for managing and developing the purchasing team, stock control, supplier interaction, import procedures as well as ensuring the purchasing strategy is in line with corporate requirements.

You will be a strong, experienced, but personable Manager with a proven management track record, coupled with the ability to manage in a diplomatic, committed, and enthusiastic manner. You will also have a pro-active, hands-on, can-do attitude.

Management role outline of responsibilities/duties:

  • Management of purchasing supervisor and purchasing co-ordinators
  • Full accountability for the team and its output
  • Ensure the company’s cultural values are maintained and upheld, setting the example, leading with empathy and positivity with a nurturing and encouraging approach
  • Empathetic and emotionally Intelligent approach to management
  • Progression of training and development of personnel within the area of responsibility
  • Undertake appraisals and identify training requirements
  • Development of the team to ensure succession planning giving everyone the opportunity to grow and develop

Purchasing team outline of responsibilities/duties:

  • Pro-active and pre-emptive approach to changing departmental requirements in accordance with business needs
  • Oversee purchase processing
  • Management of stock from the parent company and third-party suppliers
  • Knowledge of import procedures
  • Monitoring planning and responding to stock issues
  • Escalation of queries and supplier interaction

Key skills/qualifications/criteria:

  • Strong management skills and ability
  • Sound administrative experience
  • Data process and analysis
  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • Previous knowledge of logistics/transport coordination
  • Ability to provide accurate quotations
Contact Jody Collings to talk about this role on 01376 517079