NNZ Scandinavia Dec 2021 (44)

Purchasing Manager

Location Knowsley, Merseyside

Profile NNZ

NNZ is a multinational company that provides a wide range of packaging solutions to clients in the fresh produce and industrial sectors. The organization is an independent family business that was incorporated in 1922. The company has nearly 250 employees and 24 sites in 18 countries. NNZ also has close alliances with partners in another 40 countries.

The core processes include purchasing, sales, logistics, administrative processing, continued development, and innovation. NNZ’s head office is situated in Groningen, where its group activities, consisting of the Finance, Accounting & Control, IT, Marketing & Innovation, Central Sourcing and HR Departments, are also based. These Departments facilitate the primary process without impeding the independence of the relevant country (“focus on local”). Each country has its own legal entity, where the Country Manager has final responsibility for the above-mentioned processes, business operations and correspondingly the result. NNZ has a contemporary, recognizable social and staff policy, which has been delegated to the Country Manager.

Role description

The Knowsley site is looking for an office based Purchasing Manager to come join their team to support their growing business! Currently, the team consists of 6 account managers and 2 purchasing managers.

You will be dealing with various stakeholders – from colleagues, to sales personnel, to suppliers, to customers; it is vital that you communicate constructively with all stakeholders. Additionally, you will be responsible for competitively purchasing products from suppliers, and coordinating this process, up to and including delivery to the customer, with an enthusiastic and commercial attitude. You should know how to take advantage of opportunities and strive for the highest possible result. The dynamics of your role will require a flexible attitude and the ability to work under pressure.

What do we ask of you? 

  • Previous purchasing experience is essential;
  • Ideally educated to degree level;
  • You have good commercial and communication skills;
  • You are a team player with great enthusiasm;
  • You have excellent administrative skills;
  • You are driven, resilient, and results-oriented;
  • Ideally have experience working with packaging.

What do we offer you?

  • A temporary employment contract with a view to a permanent placement;
  • Excellent employment conditions;
  • Many opportunities for further development;
  • An ambitious and healthy family business, with short lines of communication and an informal atmosphere.


Are you interested?  We would love to receive your application and CV before January 15th 2023. We will respond to your application within 3 weeks of this date.

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