Purchasing Manager

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Purchasing Manager

Alexander Steele Recruitment has partnered with a leading Food business that is on the lookout for a Purchasing Manager to take responsibility for the purchasing of all locally managed raw materials across two of their sites; you will also be required to contribute to the development and implementation of the regional and global purchasing strategies Key responsibilities: • Manage a raw material spend of approximately £13 million, making sure that all business requirements with respect to assurance of Supply, Quality, Service, and Innovation are fulfilled. • Identify and implement cost saving initiatives. • Drive effective supplier and contract negotiations • Implement action plans with suppliers to improve performance that meet or exceed contractual performance criteria • Liaise cross-functionally with supply chain teams and other site managers, to discuss relevant purchasing issues for all direct expenditure, acting as a liaison between the business and the purchasing department. • First point of contact for the business to resolve any delivery, quality, or service issues for raw materials. • Streamline and improve operational purchasing processes. Candidate requirements: • Tertiary qualification in Procurement, Business Management, Supply Chain or equivalent. • A MCIPS, C.P.M. or equivalent professional qualification will be preferred • At least 3 to 5 years procurement/purchasing experience in a Food/Drinks or Consumer Goods manufacturing/processing environment. • Effective contract and supplier management skills • People management experience will be preferred Salary will be circa £45K to £50K + Bonus + Private Healthcare Hybrid remote working option with travel to their Buckingham based offices 3 days a week This is your opportunity to join a leading international Food business behind a wide range of innovative products.