Purchasing Manager

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Circa £45k plus bonus DOE
14 Sep 2018
18 Oct 2018
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

PGL is the UK’s leading outdoor education provider, delivering inspirational learning at residential centres in the UK, Europe and Australia.

We purchase a wide variety of goods and services to ensure that our activity centre teams have everything they need to look after our customers - and our purchasing team are at the heart of providing that support. We are currently seeking to appoint a Purchasing Manager to lead this team.

The Purchasing Manager is accountable for ensuring that purchasing decisions are made and contractual agreements are entered into that support our teams at Centres and Head Office to deliver an excellent experience to PGL’s customers in the most efficient way.

The role has a significant impact on our customers, on our team and on our profit. The successful candidate will have experience of working at a senior level within purchasing, of negotiating and managing multi million pound contracts and managing supplier relationships.

The successful candidate will also be an excellent written and verbal communicator, highly numerate, a critical thinker, a practical decision maker prepared to get stuck in, and someone who encourages the sharing of best practice at all levels.

As someone who has experience of managing teams and leading projects, you’ll be a leader who motivates and inspires their team through exemplary leadership, is self-motivated, energetic and dynamic, and possesses high levels of personal integrity.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference and to shape the future of PGL’s approach to purchasing and supply chain management.

The role is based at our Head Office in Ross-on-Wye and will involve travel to our Centres and to meet our supplier partners, with occasional overnight stays. Salary is circa. £45k plus bonus, depending on experience.

If you would like to apply for this role, please forward your CV together with a covering letter stating relevant skills, experience and reasons for applying.