Beers, Wine and Spirits


Midlands, UK ref: 1698

Our client, a leading independent drinks expert and the creator of a range of great-tasting alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks is looking to recruit a Purchasing Manager. The main purpose of this pivotal role is to source, procure and contract all elements to ensure all products are produced efficiently and cost effectively by third-party manufacturing partners located in the UK and Europe.
The role will suit a loyal, career-minded person who thrives on a broad portfolio of interesting work, liaising with a mix of both internal and external stakeholders.

Role Description
• Source and negotiate with suppliers to reduce costs
• Development and improvement of Service Level Agreements.
• Responsibility for both direct and indirect spend
• Purchasing of office equipment, IT, phones annual contract and vehicles
• Manage insurance policies and lead additions and renewals
• Purchasing budgetary control.
• Working with senior managers across the business to assist in defining the purchasing function and making any necessary improvements.

Skills and Qualifications
• Drinks industry experience
• A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience within an Office Manager / Facilities & Purchasing Manager role
• CIPS qualified (desirable or working towards this qualification)
• Fast paced FMCG manufacturing experience – Food / Beverage
• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to deal with a wide group of internal and external stakeholders
• Strong negotiation and provider liaison ability.
• An organised and methodical approach to working.

Applications from candidates already eligible to work in the UK only please.

For more information, please contact Penny Zaloumis at The Carling Partnership Ltd,
Tel: +44 (0)1483 893100.

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