Purchasing Manager

Chorley | Dependent upon skills and competencies per annum

Application Close Date: 24/08/2018 (Closed)

Glendale’s commercial department controls an annual spend in excess of £15 million and is recruiting a purchasing manager to join this professional and passionate team. The position will report directly to the commercial director and cover a wide variety of areas including national supply contracts, capital expenditure, fleet management, property and insurance. This is an interesting and varied role, working within a key support service for the business.

The department is seeking a commercially minded applicant, of graduate or similar calibre, ideally with, or working towards, full CIPS membership.

The applicant will be a proactive business manager, with experience of supplier contract negotiation, selection and management. Experience in some or all of the other areas listed above is desirable but not essential as internal training will be provided.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Setting up and managing national agreements with suppliers for existing and new spend categories
  • Procurement of a large range of horticultural and other specialist machinery
  • Involvement in fleet management, particularly vehicle selection, procurement and optimisation of fleet resources to ensure efficiency
  • Managing major motar, property theft and liability insurance claims and working with operations, insurance brokers and insurance companies to reduce liability and increase the value of recovered costs
  • Property lease rent and rates monitoring
  • Management and development of the fleet coordinator who will be a direct report

The individual should have excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. This is an exciting and challenging career opportunity to become an essential member of the company’s head office support network.

If you consider that you meet the above requirements and wish to apply, please submit a full CV and covering letter using the form below. A full job description is available upon request.



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