The Purchasing Manager has a vital role in this very successful company, responsible for ensuring best practice procurement, supply and stock management activities. Purchasing goods for resale to meet customer requirements including liaison and negotiation with suppliers, sourcing products from a global supply base, preparing and evaluating tenders to achieve best value and quality. Assisting with Quality System Reviews to ISO9001 standard. Leading on all aspects of pricing reviews, competitive benchmarking activities and tender processes being undertaken.
Skills/Attributes Required: Assertive, resilient and welcomes change / A proactive approach with regards to cost saving and efficiency opportunities / Good interpersonal and influencing skills with proven ability to negotiate with suppliers / Ability to work along with other departments as a team player / Analytical, numerically astute with strong problem solving abilities.
To be successful in your application you will need: IT skills, including Word, Excel, Access and company software program, ideally SAP Business One although training can be provided / Ability to manage time, work to schedules and follow procedures.
Education / Experience Required: Minimum 3 years direct procurement experience within a purchasing team ideally gained in a fast moving, customer-focused business / Education to AS/A Level standard and/or 4 to 5 Grade A-C GCSE’s / Good demonstrable knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown and evidence of cost savings achieved / Maximise supplier contributions through Marketing budgets, transport discounts and other funding streams available / Liaise with suppliers to achieve supplier conformance to ACS requirements / Purchasing: Devise and implement individual strategy per supplier and supplier tier / Negotiating and administration of some non-stock purchasing contracts and agreements and capital expenditure / Competitively source new/special products identified by the Insight team.
This an exciting opportunity to join a growing company who are very well established and respected in their market.
Hours are 8.30am – 5pm (30 minutes lunch) and salary is negotiable for the right candidate depending on experience.
How do I apply?
To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV to Julia Hughes: firstname.lastname@example.org or call for a confidential discussion.