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Technical and Commercial Purchasing Manager

Career > Technical and Commercial Purchasing Manager


CLOSING DATE - 01.06.2020

Permali Gloucester Limited are recruiting for a Technical and Commercial Purchasing Manager to manage the purchasing and manufacturing scheduling functions, vendor management and expediting processes. A key member of the Operations team, you will be responsible for introducing first class strategic buying into Permali whilst working closely with our Technical and Design teams to identify potential new suppliers and future development programmes. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a confident and pragmatic approach to cost saving projects.

Responsibilities include

Managing the day to day supply chain
Identifying areas of focus for future growth and product development
Ensuring a streamlined process for supplier and production scheduling
Reporting on non-performing suppliers to ensure company OTIF goals are met
Liaise with Technical and R&D to identify strategic buying sources in a cost-effective manner
Supporting the Process Engineering team with their plans designed to improve business productivity and efficiency
Plan targeted schedules for adequate but not excessive stock levels
Regularly prepare and present updates, plans and strategies to the Operations Manager for the Board of Directors

Essential Experience
5-10 years' experience in buying, purchasing and scheduling
Strategic buying skills
Excellent negotiation skills
Excellent communication skills and an ability to maintain effective working relationship with internal and external customers
GDPR aware

Desirable experience:
SME experience
CIPS and/or Degree level qualification
Manufacturing experience

If you are interested in applying for the vacancy, please send a CV and covering letter to or call (01452) 543271.