Assistant Procurement Manager

£35,000 - £40,000

Derbyshire - Permanent

Posted: 5 days ago

Ref: D0025685



You’re at the red light, queue of cars behind you.


Green light, you stall. No panic though, you know what you’re doing. You restart and off you go.


So when it comes to our careers, why do we stall and do nothing about it?


It’s especially true if you work in Procurement. You get to Senior Buyer level, but the step up to management always seems that little bit too far, so you stay as a Senior Buyer for the foreseeable. Frustrating isn’t it. Just like being sat at the green light and not moving forward.


A Derbyshire based manufacturer can offer the solution. We’re looking for an Assistant Purchasing Manager to join their team. It’s a perfect in-between role.


The business is an international manufacturer with head office operations in Derby. At HQ, you’ll be deputising for the Purchasing Manager who splits time across multiple sites. At least 50% of the time, you’ll be the procurement go-to on site specifically focussing on corporate services.


You’ll be raising the profile of procurement through instigating sourcing projects, implementing contracts, improving processes, and developing strategic procurement across indirect spend.


You’ll also have the responsibility of nurturing and developing a Junior Buyer.


Support will come in abundance. When not around, your direct line manager will always be on the end of the phone or video-con, and you’ll have an in-house legal team at your disposal for any contracting support.


If you’re a CIPS (part) qualified Buyer / Senior Buyer ready for a step up, we’d love to hear from you.


To find out more, you can either apply via this advert or contact Joel at Distinct Recruitment.


We look forward to hearing from you.






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Profile - Joel Stevenson


Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

M 07590 393288

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