Purchasing Manager

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 + Bonus
Reference: PS / PM98102
Type: Permanent
Sector: Purchasing, Professional & Technical Support
Deadline: 05/10/2021

The company

Brewster Partners are pleased to be working in exclusive partnership with an East Yorkshire based SME manufacturing business as they look to recruit a new Purchasing Manager in what is a newly created position within the business. 

Looking to strengthen their senior management team, the business are looking for a Purchasing Manager who will work to modernise and update the purchasing function within the business. 

The job

Responsible for the provision of a professional purchasing function and service to the business, you will manage one Buyer and report into the Operations Director.

The responsibilities of this role will see you:

  • Formulate, agree and review purchasing strategies with the Operations Director
  • Manage the performance of the purchasing function against agreed KPIs
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships
  • Proactively evaluate and select new suppliers
  • Establish Service Level Agreements, including performance targets for OTIF, quality and cost
  • Effectively monitor daily supplier performance resolving any problems that arise
  • Build strong and productive relationships with production planning, manufacturing, stock control and logistics
  • Assist Buyer with problem solving matters
  • Cover Buyer’s scheduling & ordering responsibilities during absences
  • Manage, lead and develop the Buyer
  • Contribute to the origination and management of Bills of Materials
  • Review, refine and establish good practice purchasing systems, processes and behaviours to align with purchasing plan and overall business strategy

The person

The business are looking for someone who is results orientated: used to delivering and exceeding, when possible against the purchasing strategy.

You'll need to have a strategic focus: and the ability to deliver a big picture vision and execute effectively.

You'll need to have experience of leading a Purchasing function, ideally in a manufacturing environment and be CIPS qualified. 

You'll need a practical and analytical approach to driving performance and supply chain value and be able to create a culture of responsibility, ownership and execution excellence. 

The benefits

This is a brand new role for the business and you'll have the chance to really leave your stamp on the procurement department.  The role will offer a competitive salary package + company bonus. 


Pete Shillito
Associate Partner – Manufacturing and Engineering
Brewster Partners Recruitment Group


To apply for this job, please send your CV to the email above or to info@brewsterpartners.co.uk quoting "Vacancy: Purchasing Manager, Reference: PS / PM98102". Thank you for your interest.