Purchasing and materials Controller

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£28000 - £30000 per annum
10 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

You will be required to have responsibility for the end to end management of securing supply of parts from our supplier base in a timely and cost-efficient manner to meet the needs of the business, optimising inventory levels.

Client Details

A manufacturer and distributor of packaging.


  • Responsible for the day to day supply of parts required for our dynamic production environment, from our wide supplier base in the UK and overseas
  • Control the most efficient sourcing of products to meet our production schedule
  • Negotiate best prices from our supply base within budgetary guidelines
  • Working with the production team, sales, finance and planning up to management and Director level
  • Attend regular production meetings
  • Communicate the status of material supply within the whole business
  • Analyse data and produce accurate reports
  • Monitors progress and reports at the very earliest stage
  • Introducing cost reduction and lead time initiatives
  • Helping develop new purchase / material control systems
  • Support the implementation of a new production and procurement computer system
  • Ensuring costs for purchased items are minimised through effective negotiation
  • Part of the continuous improvement scheme in the whole


  • 3 or more year's experience in purchasing
  • Have a Can do attitude and problem-solving approach
  • Be confident in own decision-making process and demonstrates the ability to support decisions by sound reasoning
  • Negotiate and develop strong relationships with suppliers
  • Plan and Expedite materials and maintain inventory levels
  • Finding solutions with supply issues.
  • Can identify the difference between relevant and irrelevant information when dealing with issues and breaks complex situations into component parts as a way of making decisions
  • Be able to remove obstacles that are in the way of getting things done
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent IT skills; including Excel
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability to juggle a range of different tasks

Job Offer

A competitive package

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