Buying Manager

Job Title: Buying Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J893598_1516208787
Contact Name: martin willemsen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 17, 2018 17:06

Job Description

Looking to recruit a Buying Manager for a FMCG operation


To oversee all planning and purchasing activity keeping all schedules in line with sales

forecasts and ensuring that the optimum level of stock is maintained and SOP & GMP

principles are followed whilst maximising cost savings.


  • To negotiate favourable payment terms with suppliers
  • To ensure all materials are purchased effectively and in a timely manner according to schedules, forecasts and orders.
  • To operate and maintain planning software system in use for manufacturing and packing
  • To plan and monitor stock levels to ensure stock is maintained at an agreed level and value
  • To reduce lead times on materials to allow us to react to short lead times with customers
  • To take part in NPD meetings, sourcing new and replacement materials in line with these meetings
  • To supervise buying and planning team
  • To source secondary suppliers for materials used
  • To provide accurate, relevant and timely information and reports for Team Leaders, Director of Operations and other Managers as required.
  • To liaise with the Sales and Marketing, Technical and Operations as a whole, to ensure the schedules are maintained.
  • To provide training and coaching to other team members as required.
  • To keep your area of work clean and tidy, adhering to set housekeeping standards to minimise contamination.
  • To be flexible and adaptable and assist other team members as required to help ensure targets are met.
  • To communicate with the team and inform the Director of Operations of any difficulties at any time throughout the day.
  • To work towards continuous improvement.

Monitored on:

  • Stock value targets
  • Stock availability targets
  • Savings costs for the company
  • New products launched at the agreed time

The role will come with a competitive salary £34 to 36k