Purchasing Manager

Tarleton, Preston
Competitive salary based on skill and experience
15 Sep 2020
27 Oct 2020
Lovania Purchasing Manager
Full Time
Contract Type

Lovania Nurseries Ltd is one of the leading Ornamental plant producers in the UK, supplying Garden Centres and major retailers on a national scale and we have an exciting new opportunity, not to be missed! We are currently looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our team based in Tarleton, Preston, Lancashire. The individual will manage a small team that holds sole responsibility for the day to day purchasing of materials, goods, and supplies across the entire company.

The successful applicant will be extremely organised with excellent planning skills. They must have experience of purchasing ideally within the horticultural industry therefore have good product knowledge. They must have managerial experience and be able to give evidence of both this and teamwork skills. They must have excellent communication skills and show the ability to negotiate well. Finally, they must be extremely hard-working and able to work well at pace under pressure. 



  • Building costings across the business and circulating to colleagues, (working from BEFs and tender documents, requesting supplier quotes, etc)
  • Managing purchase orders and providing for suppliers
  • Ordering materials
  • Ordering business services, including fuel and oil
  • Ordering rental equipment
  • Liaising with colleagues over input weeks and surplus volumes
  • Working to collate orders across the business and reduce costs
  • Managing purchase spreadsheets and liaising effectively across the business
  • Managing a goods-in check-in system and dealing with discrepancies efficiently
  • Allocating stock to contracts and ensuring stock is clearly identifiable for various teams across the business
  • Attending relevant internal meetings
  • Authorising supplier invoices
  • Managing supplier relations and negotiations
  • Management and development of team
  • Always promote and exemplify Lovania Nurseries Ltd core values
  • Supporting Senior management
  • Working to achieve overall business goals

 To apply, or if you have any questions please email Frankie with your CV and cover letter at recruitment@lovania.co.uk

Closing date for CV’s and Cover letters is Wednesday 30th September 2020

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