Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager manages all purchasing activities and establishes strategic purchasing processes and procedures. Maintains relationship with vendors or suppliers and negotiates contracts for major purchases. Being a Purchasing Manager evaluates and analyzes purchasing trend and price trend to identify forecasting demand and minimize purchasing costs. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree. Additionally, Purchasing Manager typically reports to a senior manager. The Purchasing Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Purchasing Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.

Purchasing Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our team.


  • Conduct research to ascertain the best suppliers in terms of value, quality and service;
  • Develop, refine and execute improved procurement strategies;
  • Managing and developing a new team;
  • Liaising closely with global teams;
  • Effectively controlling and communicating the weekly material delivery schedule, and providing a monthly purchasing report to the Board;
  • Proficiency with MS Office & SAP(Preferred);
  • Use KPI’s to measure improvements;
  • Exposure to Financial Management(Preferred);
  • Develop and own yearly budgeting process for assigned categories;
  • Translate supplier and commodity insight into cost models which enable value creation;
  • Review and negotiate Contract terms. Manage approval through to signature;
  • Support commercial account teams through engagement and presentations to clients when required;
  • Develop and implement suitable cost evaluation tools including TCO and WLC to support Finance;
  • Alternative – APICS – CPIM qualified;
  • Implement procurement policies, processes and procedures to help protect and advance the business.


  • Strong internal and external Stakeholder engagement skills;
  • An understanding of lean techniques and global sourcing;
  • Strong ERP/MRP and IT skills (excel);
  • Fluent in English. Command of another European language is a plus;
  • Mobile phone;
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to influence at all levels;
  • 25 Days annual leave plus bank holidays;
  • University/academic degree or equivalent; technical or business related;
  • Company performance-based bonus;
  • Employer contributory pension scheme;
  • Microsoft office capable (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
  • Ability to lead, manage and achieve targets;
  • Have the key skills to negotiate with suppliers from the EMEA regions;
  • Experience in cost-saving and negotiation;
  • Automotive/precision component experience.