Purchasing Manager - Medical Consumables


£38000 - £42000

REF: CRP 843

For over 30 years our client has been a leading supplier of medical consumables into the hospital sector, including endoscopy and operating theatre products We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager based in their High Wycombe office working across all of their specialist medical device divisions. Due to the evolution of the role, an opening within the leadership team has been developed.

Key Information

  • South East
  • 01423 813520
  • Full-time, Permanent
  • 22-09-2020
  • £38000 - £42000
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Job Description

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the following:

  • Liaise and negotiate with suppliers.
  • Develop and negotiate agreements.
  • A leader within the organisation; functioning as a decision maker, participating in the strategic direction of the procurement team, UK business unit and globally; identifying performance gaps, and supporting personnel development and sustainable process and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Facilitate changes necessary to organise and maintain efficient process controls, within the requirements of the quality management system.
  • Review, maintain and approve quality documents and records to ensure compliance with the quality requirements and current processes.
  • Initiate the NCMR process within the quality system.
  • Stop production or the processing of an order at any phase of the production or fulfilment process if a process or product is suspected or known to have an adverse effect on product or service quality.
  • Initiate and / or support Corrective Action / Preventive Action (CAPA) for any nonconformities relating to product, processes, or the quality system.
  • Participate in supplier audits and supplier visits.

To be considered...

Key Skills Required:

  • Bachelors, or similar, degree in business administration.
  • CIPS or CILT certification desired.
  • Preferred 10 to 15 years or more of progressive purchasing experience, including purchasing, inventory, logistics and supplier management. 
  • Preferred five years plus of purchasing team management experience.
  • Preferred experience in the medical industry and with ISO quality systems (ISO 13485 preferred)
  • Proficient with ERP / MRP systems and MS Office applications.   Experience with Exchequer and / or Microsoft Great Plains ERP systems a plus.
  • Strong experience in inventory planning, supply chain and systems background (MRP, re-order points, min/max levels, safety stock).
  • Capable of managing complicated and difficult supplier relationships and performance issues
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal with the ability to influence thought
  • Organised and detail oriented. 

In return, you will be joining a global market leader committed to manufacturing and distributing the highest quality products who offer a positive employee focused culture, very competitive salary and benefits package including generous bonus, and excellent opportunities for career growth.

For more information or to apply, please contact Graham Fish at graham.fish@networkscientific.co.uk

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