Purchasing Manager

Undisclosed Company
Essex, Wickford
£35000 - £38000 per annum + Private Healthcare,
04 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Manpower UK
Job Type

Purchasing Manager

Manpower are recruiting for an experience Purchasing Manager for an existing client who is based in Wickrford.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing purchasing strategies
  • Managing daily purchasing activities
  • Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, time lines etc
  • Maintaining the supplier database, purchase records and related documentation
  • Coordinating with inventory control to determine and manage inventory needs
  • Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications
  • Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets
  • Working to improve purchasing system and processes
  • Perform other related tasks as requested


  • Work within the OH&S Policy guidelines
  • Comply with SBZ's Environmental Policy at all times
  • Follow all processes and procedures specific to your role
  • Work to continuously improve the quality of service

Customer Service (Internal and External)

  • Answer phones in a professional and courteous manner
  • Maintain and develop working relationships with all employees
  • Maintain and develop relationships between SBZ and third parties

Skills Required:

  • Degree in business administration or a related field
  • Experience as a purchasing manager or in a similar position
  • Deep knowledge of inventory and supply chain management
  • Be a member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiating skills
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently

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