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Purchasing Manager


Posted on Nov 24, 2021 by CV-Library

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £40k Annual
Job Overview: Our client, a successful plastics manufacturer, has retained our services to search for a new Purchasing Manager. This is an exciting time to join an expanding and established business.

Scope: This role would also be suitable for an experienced Buyer with strong time-served purchasing experience of Plastics materials and looking to progress, or a Senior Buyer, Assistant Purchasing Manager or a current Purchasing Manager or Procurement Manager.

Interesting points to note about Company:

* Continued business presence in the UK plastics manufacturing industry

* Continuing to invest new capital equipment & automation

* Constant investment in people empowerment and career progression

* Introducing mental wellbeing workshops

* Improved canteen services

* Monthly employee incentives for continuous improvement initiatives

* Harmonious working environment


* The Purchasing Manager plays a pivotal role within the business and is responsible for managing the companies entire supply chain to ensure the right materials are available for production as required.

* The role of a Purchasing Manager requires strong communication skills as building and maintaining strong relationships with all suppliers is vital, particularly in an ever-changing environment.


* Source and order all raw materials including sheet plastic and any items related to the production of our finished moulded and assembled products.

* Negotiate prices, payment terms and SLA’s.

* Research new materials which give our company a technical advantage, bringing newness and innovation to our customers.

* Stay informed of developments and market activity on a global level, building a wide knowledge and expertise of what you are buying and the industry.

* Work closely with the Engineering department to clearly identify the correct materials required for each product and arranging sample sheet as required.

* Liaise with the Production and Sales teams regarding lead times to ensure materials are delivered in line with the production plan and customer deadlines.

* Proactively seek to reduce unit costs and total spend with suppliers whilst maintaining superb quality.

Skills & Qualifications:

* Knowledge of plastic materials, composite materials or sheet plastic desired

* Experienced negotiator

* Excellent communication skills

* Well organised with a high attention to detail

* Works well under pressure

* CIPS qualification desirable but not essential

* Proven track record within a buying role

* Previous purchasing experience essential

Key Words: “Purchasing Manager”, Buyer”, “Senior Buyer”, “Procurement Manager”, “Lead Buyer”, Plastics, Polymers

Due to the sheer volume of applications we receive, we will only contact successful applications. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 10 working days, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

For all UK positions candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK

For all other countries you must have a valid working visa and in date passport

Sierra 57 Consult –

Technical Engineering & Manufacturing Recruitment Specialist – Plastics & Packaging

“Sierra 57 Consult Ltd are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. In compliance with the new regulations (April 2004) in place under the Employment Agencies Act, Sierra 57 Consult will require proof of identification. A current copy of a passport, driving licence, ID card or NI card will be required as part of the registration process. Email and faxed copies are acceptable”.

Sierra 57 Consult has been designed to project manage the mechanics of all aspects concerning the recruitment processes, implementing a simple and succinct method for targeting and introducing bona fide and skilled candidates to reputable clients and potential employers.

If this advertised position does not interest you, please consider our other opportunities by sending your updated CV outlining your achievements and your personal requisites, ie salary, location, job roles

Reference: 215239000

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