Head of Procurement *Excellent Career opportunity*

  • Location
    Hythe, Kent
  • Category
    Purchasing - Head of Procurement
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • OrganizationType
    Home/Office

Job Title: Head of Procurement


Location: Hythe


Salary: Please call us on 01233 611780 to discuss


Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 8am-1pm with � hour for lunch


Holiday entitlement: 20 days + bank holidays in the first year, increasing to 22 days in the second year and 25 days in the third and subsequent years.


As the Head of Procurement your duties would be to:



  • Ensure that all purchases are made at the most competitive price for the quality required and to regularly benchmark key suppliers.

  • To ensure there is robust dual supply chains for critical items, including subcontractors.

  • Manage a small department of two others and 2 storemen, to ensure they are working efficiently and effectively and are well motivated.

  • Liaise well with Operations, Quality and Technical departments to ensure suppliers are aware of the packaging and quality requirements.

  • Liaise well with Sales/Estimating department, to ensure competitive prices are provided for quotations and lead times are minimised.

  • Liaise well with the Accounts department, to ensure all documentation is processed efficiently.

  • Monitor supplier performance.

  • Negotiate credit terms with suppliers.


Skills and experience required:



  • Experience as a Purchasing Manager in a manufacturing business

  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS), preferred

  • Import/Export experience

  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to demonstrate successful cost reduction achievements


Next steps:


If you have the above skills and experience then please apply today - this is such an incredible opportunity where you can really grow your career at this company.


Alternatively if you know someone who may be suitable for this role please share the details. If you successfully refer a friend for the above role, you will receive a £100* voucher of your choice! Terms apply*


Please note if your skills match the requirements for the job then you will receive an e-mail from us (remember to check your junk mail). If you do please call us on 01233 611780 ASAP or within 24 hours to discuss the position in further detail with Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant).


We look forward to your application.

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