Product & Purchasing Manager

Home Build Supplies
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The opportunity has arisen for a committed, enthusiastic Product & Purchasing Manager with proven experience to join and lead our team.

Established for over 20 years our company is a successful independent Builders Merchant, ever growing within its industry.

Key tasks:

Source new/approved suppliers
Complete account applications
Daily order processing
To arrange delivery with suppliers
Make sure all suppliers are aware of the procedures that they must comply with
Make sure that the materials are correct for the job
Request any certification that may be needed

Core skills:

Hands-on knowledge of building products and relevant uses and terminology
Experience of providing excellent face to face customer service
Excellent face to face communication skills
Proven skills in people management
Strong numeracy skills
High integrity and trustworthy individual
Ability to adapt and adjust to new tasks
Proficient IT skills Especially Excel, Word, Outlook & Ordering systems)
Strong Negotiation Skills & Effective communicator
Effective time & budget management (Prioritising workloads)
Problem Solving
Previous Experience within This Role
Key result areas:

Order processing
Ensure deliveries arrive on time
Check deliveries are correct on arrival (Liaise with Warehouse Staff)
Good working relationship with all suppliers

Serves customers by leading by example, maintains a safe, tidy clean & organised environment; product maintenance, purchasing and training staff to displaying maximise products.
Attracts customers by originating display ideas; following display suggestions or schedules; constructing or assembling prefabricated display properties; producing merchandise displays in windows and showcases, and on sales floor.
Prepares reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising information.
Maintains quality service by establishing and enforcing strict organisation standards.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in professional societies.

You will manage existing staff as well as helping train and develop a team of sales & operational staff, ensuring the highest standard customer service at all times.
Leading, training and developing the team while troubleshooting any problems that occur, you'll be closely involved in everything from monitoring performance to coordinating promotional activity, analysing competitor activity and compiling reports for use in operational forecasting. That's why you must be commercially minded with a good knowledge of warehouse, logistics, administrative, HR and health & safety procedures.

To be considered for this role you must:
Must have previous Builders Merchants experience
Have previous experience & possess excellent communication skills