Purchasing Manager

vacancy - purchasing manager
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  • •  Exceptional opportunity
  • •  Competitive salary
  • •  ERP systems
  • •  Company profit share

Are you looking to become a Purchasing Manager in an expanding and ambitious company? Apply for this exceptional opportunity today!

As Purchasing Manager, you would be joining a purpose-driven company and an employer of choice, where we continuously strive to build on our World-Class technical textiles business within a sustainable manufacturing environment.

Our market-leading engineered textiles keep emergency services crews safe, help renewable energy industries combat climate change, protect our armed forces, safeguard the environment, enhance the lifespan and efficiency of road, rail and air transport, and even safely deliver a soft landing on distant planets.

Heathcoat Fabrics are proud winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and as part of the team, you will contribute to some of the most innovative technical fabric-making projects in the world. We are committed to ensuring our people have the skills and confidence to excel in their field, therefore we provide ongoing development opportunities for individuals to progress at all levels.


The Department and The Role

In this key position, you will be supporting the Procurement Manager and Purchasing Team to carry out the purchasing activities for our World Class company. This will include dealing with raw materials, such as yarn, and non-raw material goods. The successful candidate will manage the supplier approval process and will handle the supplier development and evaluation of alternative products and sources whilst supporting the Sales Divisions with cost information as required.


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience of purchasing and/or face-to-face negotiation
  • Good level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Experience in ERP systems, data analysis and cost analysis
  • Proven ability to liaise across the business with suppliers, manufacturing and customers
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Understanding of supplier KPIs


What you can expect from us

  • Engaging work culture
  • Environmentally conscious company
  • Company profit share scheme
  • Company contribution pension plan
  • Personal learning and development
  • Leadership development and mentoring programmes
  • 34 days holiday per year
  • Canteen
  • On-site car and cycle parking
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • Enhanced maternity benefits
  • Health & dental plans
  • Company sick pay and life assurance
  • Tech and Cycle Schemes
  • Discounts with participating local shops and businesses
  • Contribute to high-profile textile projects
  • Privately owned, debt-free company

For further information on this vacancy please contact:

Human Resources Team
Heathcoat Fabrics Limited,
Westexe, Tiverton EX16 5LL UK