Purchasing Manager

  • Hybrid
  • Annual salary: 45,000 GBP
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The role

We are currently looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to proactively manage our existing Procurement team.

You will be responsible for price and contract negotiations of c£60m spend, with a focus on cost reduction, value engineering, savings and efficiencies.

What you'll do

  • On-going development of the purchasing strategy
  • Provide industry insight to internal stakeholders
  • Manage supplier relationships from selection to product availability
  • On-going review of supplier performance
  • Management of Purchasing Team including 1-2-1's and objective setting
  • Manage MRP for all direct inventory

What you'll need

  • CIPS qualified from L5 or possess 6 years+ Procurement or Supply Chain experience
  • Proficient in supplier sourcing, vendor appraisal, formal tenders and price negotiation
  • Previous experience with SAP is desirable but not essential
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work closely with other team members and to engage stakeholders
  • Committed to upholding ethical standards and values, and to act with integrity.

What you'll get

  • Private Healthcare
  • Pension (10% employer contribution)
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Annual profit share (uncapped)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Free on-site parking

What we do

VEKA has been leading the global development of PVCu window systems for over 50 years, through design, innovation and customer focus. With factories in over 40 countries across Europe, Asia and America, VEKA is the world’s largest manufacturer of extruded PVCu products.

How we ACT
We have four fundamental values which are at the heart of everything we do. These are not just words, but the very essence of what we do and why we do it. These values – Appreciation, Courage & Ambition, Commitment, Trust & Responsibility – sit at the very core of everything we do, remaining ever-present in each facet of our organisation.

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