Purchasing Manager

We are one of Europe’s leading independent manufacturers of high-quality automotive products and we are looking for an accomplished Purchasing Manager. Based from one of our two hi-tech facilities in Nottinghamshire and reporting directly to the MD, you will be tasked with the further development of our commercial purchasing function.

SALARY: £40,000 - £50,000

BENEFITS: 10% Bonus Pension Healthcare 20 Days Holiday, plus stats

LOCATION: Nottinghamshire

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Nottingham, Sheffield, Doncaster, Derby, Chesterfield, Lincoln


The primary focus of the Purchasing Managers role is to run the purchasing team and manage all direct and indirect spend. We pride ourselves on treating our suppliers like we do our customers. Strong relationships are at the centre of our business and we treat all our external partners in the same fashion. In additional we will be looking for the Purchasing Manager to;

· Manage and develop a team of 4 existing purchasing staff
· Manage a total spend of circa £14 million
· Negotiate and agree contracts
· Monitor supplier performance, including conducting supplier site audits
· Building and maintaining good relationships with new and existing suppliers

This is genuinely an opportunity to bring about change if change is required. We are open to ideas and welcome input. We require a candidate who is strong willed and confident in their approach.

REQUIREMENTS: Purchasing Manager

Ideally you will be a Purchasing professional looking for the next step in your career with a market leading business. You will also be;

· A qualified (by education or experience) Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer with experience of managing / supervising staff who look after a combined budget of £10 million
· A strong negotiator with experience of contract negotiation and management
· Proficient with Excel
· Highly organised with a high level of attention to detail
· Prepared to travel to the Far East, America and across Europe on a semi regular basis


We bring innovative product development and precision engineering to the automotive after market. We currently export to over 35 countries worldwide, offering long-term partnership solutions to distributors seeking the best range, reliability and high-quality products in the after market.

As well as the quality of our products, what really sets us apart is its dedication to customer service. Our senior management team created the company while working in garages, so knowing what our customers need is in our DNA. We work tirelessly to ensure customers can get the right part, at the right time, at the right price – so they don’t have to.


Extensive training will be given in all aspects of our products, manufacturing, current suppliers and contracts.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: Automotive After market, Automotive, Procurement, Buying, Buyer, Category, Buying Manager, Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer, Buying Manager, Category Manager, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing & Supply Manager.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Michael Thorpe quoting Purchasing Manager and reference MT15229 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683313 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.