Posted: May 4, 2021
Location: Shrewsbury
Division: Office
Type: Permanent

Purchasing Manager

Full Time (Monday-Friday 08.30-17.00)

Competitive Salary



Excellent opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join a fast paced company who specialise in Hygiene and Cleaning products.


  • Manage relationships with existing suppliers and identify new alternative back up suppliers
  • Negotiate most advantageous commercial terms including maximising rebate agreements and early payment discounts to achieve product cost saving targets
  • Maximise supplier contributions through Marketing budgets, transport discounts and other funding streams available
  • Liaise with suppliers to achieve supplier conformance to ACS requirements
  • Devise and implement individual strategy per supplier and supplier tier
  • Negotiating and administration of some non-stock purchasing contracts and agreements (GNFR) and capital expenditure
  • Competitively source new/special products identified by the Insight team
  • Support the programme of product rationalisation working closely with the Product Manager
  • Maintain relevant reporting systems and define action plan (eg Monthly Rebate report, Savings tracker, Supplier Overview report)
  • Represent the Company to suppliers, customers and others in a professional and courteous manner


  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
  • A proactive approach with regards to cost saving and efficiency opportunities
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills with proven ability to negotiate with suppliers
  • Ability to work along with other departments as a team player
  • Communicate with confidence and build respect
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong problem solving abilities
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access and company software program, ideally SAP Business One experience
  • Manage time, work to schedules and follow procedures
  • Clear understanding of the Company’s policies, particularly regarding acceptable standards of behavior

If you are interested in this position, please send across your CV to or call the office on 01743 461239.