Purchasing Manager - Raw Materials and Worktops
A dynamic sourcing and leadership role with Howden, the UK market leader in Kitchens.
Howden, East Yorkshire
Attractive salary + car & comprehensive benefits
Howdens Joinery, founded in 1995, is a leading supplier of kitchens and joinery to trade customers across the UK. In our first year of operation we had just 14 depots and sales of £1m. Today, Howden Joinery Group has grown to become the UK's leading supplier of kitchens with annual sales of over £1.2 billion, employing over 8,000 staff in over 600 depots nationwide. A winning formula that everyone connected with can call their own.
As Purchasing Manager reporting to our Head of Sourcing, you’ll lead, manage and develop the strategic sourcing for raw materials and worktops to meet our requirements for cost, quality, delivery and design. Responsible for a budget of c.£80m with 60 vendors and with three direct reports, you’ll source, develop and manage the relationships with an international supply base, delivering year-on-year cost improvements through effective negotiation and supply base management. The Purchasing Manager role also involves:
• developing long- and mid-term supplier agreements
• working cross-functionally and with the supply base to guarantee supply
• liaising with our manufacturing, product development and technical teams to identify new raw material opportunities and new products.
With a significant procurement track record within a dynamic manufacturing environment, you’re a strong leader able to take a strategic approach based on sound business acumen. In addition to cost efficiencies, you’re also skilled at improving design, delivery and quality through leadership of your supply base. A good project manager, in addition to thinking and acting strategically with suppliers in the face of extreme short-term cost pressures and targets, you can nevertheless manage the day-to-day operational issues alongside long-term strategic plans.
The attractive salary and benefits package is supported by excellent training and development programmes. As well as the opportunity to develop within a pioneering area of the business for a high profile FTSE 250 company, you will be part of a rewarding organisation recognised for excellence in the workplace in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For.
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Closing date for Purchasing Manager applications: 4th May 2017
Reference number: OLR12745