Job Vacancy

Purchasing Manager

Department: Purchasing
Job Title: Purchasing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Pay Frequency: Monthly
Hours: Mon - Fri (08:30 - 17:00)

We have a fantastic permanent opportunity for a Purchasing Executive working Monday to Friday 08.30 – 17.00.

Purpose of the Role:

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager the role will be to support the Purchasing Manager in all aspects of the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deputy to the Purchasing Manager when they are not available.
  • Manage/support Purchasing Assistant in the absence of the Purchasing Manager
  • Managing business KPI’s
  • Supporting/assisting with business plans
  • Responsible for the management and purchasing of raw materials and other business procurement needs.
  • Develop, maintain and review supply strategies ensuring appropriate contingencies and ensuring supply on-going.
  • Support the management of purchase contracts ensuring they are approved following company and group policies.
  • To ensure that all purchasing processes that are critical to product safety, legality & quality are procured to defined requirements.
  • To ensure good supplier relations are maintained in both ethical and professional manner.
  • To action all internal and external supplier queries promptly and efficiently.
  • Clearly communicate to all parties upstream and downstream within the supply chain.
  • Implement continuous improvements programmes into the business.
  • Work closely with all departments on sourcing new ingredients & packaging.
  • Maintain an understanding of retailer/customer requirements, processes and procedures.
  • Identify areas of cost savings on both Ingredients and packaging.
  • Support any supplier monitoring or improvement programs initiated.
  • Undertake supplier visits & host supplier visits.
  • Understand the supply market place and be able to challenge suppliers about performance.
  • Build strong relationships with retailers, and suppliers.
  • Ability to benchmark all areas.
  • Work closely with NPD, Sales, Technical Services and all other departments.
  • Support the procurement team to ensure the factory has ingredients and packaging when needed.
  • Support and suggest profit improvement plans following through projects to completion

Skills and Experience required:

  • Experience in the use of SAP
  • Experience of dealing with difficult and sensitive situations in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Extensive experience in a Buying role
  • The ability to look at the overall business process
  • Understanding of a commercial environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Advanced user of Microsoft (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Skills and Experience desirable:

  • Understanding of the theory of Purchasing and supply
  • Associate of CIPs

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Perks of the Job

Our employees enjoy many perks working for Stateside Foods. This is just a sample of the many benefits each employee has..

Gym Membership

Each employee and a household member is enrolled as a full member of the Bolton Arena gym

Employee Referral Scheme

Employees who refer a friend, family member, or anyone to Stateside Foods for a job, and they are successfully retained, could receive up to £500


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