Oak Road, Hull
Executive Appointments & Management, Purchasing
Full Time
Purchasing Manager
Innovation you can build on TM
Oak Road, Hull

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 4,000 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

As a global leader in speciality chemicals, we continue to succeed and strengthen our delivery of innovative, sustainable and high performance solutions. We are passionate and excited about how we can develop and utilise new technologies to shape and inspire changes within an ever growing market place. Our Purchasing team, play a key role in procuring cost effective materials for production and services for the business.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join our manufacturing site in Hull. In this role, you will ensure the company achieves the lowest total cost of acquisition for purchased raw materials packaging. This will include developing and implementing risk managed purchasing strategies for raw materials and packaging, as well as compliance with group policies and third party regulations. You will work closely with the supply-chain and production planning department to ensure on-time, in-full delivery according to production requirements. You will provide effective management of the site purchasing department and its activities, including involvement in strategic indirect goods and services and oversight of the site’s engineering stores. You will also be responsible for coaching other members of the Purchasing team and for creating and managing the departmental budget.

As a business, it’s really important to us that we find the best person for the job and that you have the best opportunity to succeed in the role. To help, we have outlined our expectations for the role and what core skills and experiences we require as well as what would make you an ideal fit. In turn, we hope this helps you evaluate if this is the right job for you.


  • Previous experience of purchasing raw materials
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills to ensure continuous supply of materials
  • Experience of departmental and/or line management
  • You will be an excellent communicator and influencer, capable of building effective working relationships
  • Proven networking skills


  • Experience of purchasing chemicals and packaging buying
  • Experience working with crop growing contracts
  • SAP user experience
  • CIPS Qualifications
  • You should be educated to degree level 

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefit pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), private medical insurance, senior staff bonus opportunity and access to share plans.

 Closing Date: 2 February 2018