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Purchasing Manager

Michael Page Marketing
England, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
£70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pensions
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying, Category Management, Merchandising

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and experienced Buying Manager in the industrial tools industry. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team, developing buying strategies, and ensuring profitability of the product range.

Client Details

Our client is a large-scale, well-established entity in the retail industry. Renowned for their industrial quality machinery and exceptional customer service, they have a significant presence across the UK.

  • Leading and managing a team of buyers.
  • Developing and implementing effective buying strategies.
  • Working closely with suppliers, negotiating contracts and prices.
  • Ensuring the profitability and competitiveness of the product ranges.
  • Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends.
  • Reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels.
  • Attending trade fairs and events to source new products.
  • Managing budgets and presenting sales forecasts and figures for new ranges.


The successful candidate should have:
  • Prior buying expertise in industrial grade tools and machinery.
  • Proven experience in purchasing processes.
  • Well-established network of suppliers in retail.
  • Strong negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Strong team management experience.
  • An excellent understanding of the retail market and consumer behaviour.
  • Highly commercial and analytical and able to interpret sales figures and market trends.

Job Offer
  • A competitive salary between £70,000 - £80,000 per annum.
  • Healthcare cash plans and life cover.
  • Company pension scheme and Employee Assistance.
  • Role-specific training and development opportunities.
  • Paid breaks with free tea and coffee in the offices.
  • Proactive promotion of internal candidates, fostering a culture of growth and advancement.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a reputable company in the retail sector based in Nottingham. If you are a dedicated professional with the skills and experience to match, we encourage you to apply for this exciting role as a Purchasing/ Buying Manager.

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