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Purchasing Manager


A typical Purchasing/Procurement Manager will have management responsibilities of a team and such a role will look to take full ownership of the assigned categories in which you and your team will engage and influence key stakeholders to help make significant cost savings. The Purchasing Manager will provide procurement and commercial advice to the organisation for the best practice procurement strategies to help deliver savings for the organisation.

Typical Key Skills for a Purchasing Manager would include


  • Experience of Managing people
  • Significant experience of managing at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to develop, maintain and share demonstrable subject matter expertise
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Project management skills
  • Significant key achievements around the delivery of agreed savings targets
  • Proven track record in delivering end to end procurement process's
  • Flexible in their approach and possess the ability to manage change effectively
  • Able to build effective relationships at all levels
  • Manage and resolve conflict
  • Educated to MBA / Degree level in a relevant discipline or equivalent industry experience
  • Good level of IT literacy and proficiency using Purchase to Pay systems