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Purchasing Manager

JOB- Purchasing Manager

LOCATION- West Sussex


TERM- Permanent


SALARY- £35,000 - £4
5,000 per annum plus benefits (dependent on experience)

We are looking for a Purchasing Manager or a Senior Buyer on a permanent basis in the West Sussex area with experience in a manufacturing industry. Your main duties will be overseeing the day-to-day activities of the purchasing team.

The Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Qualified in Engineering ideally (NVQ / HNC / HND / Degree or similar) OR Qualified by experience
  • Previous experience working in a Purchasing Manager or Senior Buyer role.
  • Previous experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing business.
  • Have excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Experience of engaging with Suppliers and maintaining relationships
  • Capable of using an ERP / MRP system.
  • Be self-motivated and have a positive attitude
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Exposure to aerospace, automotive or electronics industry – advantageous but not essential.
The Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer role will involve:
  • Be responsible for purchasing of goods, materials and services.
  • Oversea the Buying team to ensure targets are met and workload is balanced.
  • Analyse quotations to ensure the quality, capability and costs meet targets.
  • Update the MRP system with accurate pricing and lead time data.
If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date CV as soon as possible, along with your availability and your salary expectation.