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Purchasing Manager

£40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Plus Bonus Benefits

Purchasing Manager

Salary: Up to £50,000 Basic Benefits

Based Leicestershire

Our client is a leading manufacturer of bespoke raw materials. They offer unrivalled products to a diverse number of markets including  Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, Oil & Gas, and Industrial.
This is an extremely varied role, covering all categories of spend areas and to develop and improve working relationships with suppliers in support of the company's purchasing strategy.
The successful candidate must have a proven track record in a similar purchasing role, be able to demonstrate first class negotiating skills, and ideally have experience within the Automotive Industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Oversee all purchasing and tracking of spend to budget
  • Manage the internal purchasing process and the placing of orders with external suppliers both in the Uk and overseas
  • Review purchase requests, and ensure approval is in place for large spend items before discussions and negotiations commence.
  • Proactively seek out opportunities for the business to make immediate and long-term cost savings.
  • Improve the systems & processes in support of better stock management to help improve production efficiency, this includes maintaining minimum and maximum stock levels.
  • Develop and maintain a reliable base of suppliers who provide good value, competitive pricing and first-class post sales service and support.
  • Liaise with suppliers both in the UK and Overseas to understand market conditions and any potential impact these might have on pricing.
  • Ensure prices negotiated are consistent and competitive.
  • To maintain the delivery schedule on all sea freights, this must be accurate and up to date at all times

What experience would you need to be considered?
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate efficiently with suppliers, customers and all areas of the business
  • Good commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills working with colleagues and external suppliers across a range of disciplines, including manufacturing, engineering, laboratory, sales and finance.
  • CIPS or working towards CIPS; full course fee support available for distance/evening study.
  • Strong organisation skills and attention to detail to effectively support the company in delivering time-bound projects.
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Powerpoint & Excel.

  • Competitive salary package

  • The chance to be part of a market leader within their industry

  • CIPS or working towards CIPS; full course fee support available for distance/evening study

Call Sandy Seta, Head of Practice on 0116 2545411 or apply now to arrange a call to understand more about this role.

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Our client is  a leading manufacturer of Special Purpose Machinery.They offer unrivalled products to a diverse number of markets including Aerospace, Rail, Oil & Gas, Defence & Infrastructure. 
The business is entering an exciting phase in their development with a mandate to grow and identify a Head of Design  who will be pivotal in making significant contribution to the Design function.This is a key position reporting to the Operations Director and supported by an expert team of Engineers offering a complete service from machine design to manufacture, test and installation.

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  • Proven track record in design of special purpose machinery.
  • Broad engineering knowledge gained from working within a special purpose machinery environment.
  • Motivational leader, with experience of managing, coaching, and developing teams.  
  • Ability to work under pressure delivering multiple engineering projects at different stages.
  • Commercial experience to enable designs to be brought in on budget.
  • Successfully operating as a member of the leadership team, take responsibility for the ongoing development and deployment of a design strategy that will meet the goals of the  Business

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  • Self-motivated, self-starting and highly organized with the ability to work unsupervised. 
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  • Lead by example.


Call Sandy Seta, Head of Practice on 0116 2545411 or apply now to arrange a call to understand more about this role.

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Competitive Salary and commission structure

Based: Leicester 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Recruitment/Executive Search consultant to join one of our highest performing divisions.

The opportunity 

The main objective for the role will be to develop a strong client base in the industry by building cohesive, long term relationships and partnering with clients to execute their talent strategy. This is a revenue generative, business development role to grow and develop a portfolio of clients within a defined industry sector. The successful candidate will show a commitment to high-quality and comprehensive recruitment processes, where extensive research and due diligence form the basis of all searches. The role will require you to engage in professional dialogues with C-suite and Director level professionals. 

What you will need:

  • Be career-driven and motivated to achieve success
  • Have strong business and commercial acumen and the ability to develop business relationships
  • Be highly personable and engaging and credible among senior level professional
  • Have a background in an activity-driven environment with experience in meeting and exceeding targets
  • Be a natural communicator with a clear and confident telephone manner

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  • You could be an experienced Recruitment Consultant with experience at a Senior level looking to make the move into Executive Search
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Call Sandy Seta, Head of Practice on 0116 2545411 or apply now to arrange a confidential call to understand more about this role.