Purchasing Manager - Wholesale

Scania (Great Britain) Limited
Milton Keynes
£30000 - £42000/annum bonus & benefits
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Manager - Wholesale

£30,000 - £42,000 per annum + Company bonus

37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

If you are CIPS Accredited or studying towards it and looking for your next career step in purchasing then keep reading.

Due to our continued success as one of the country's leading suppliers of heavy commercial vehicles we have an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager - Wholesale.

Based at our Head Office in Milton Keynes you will assist with the development and handling of our local assortment wholesale products, these include all makes of Commercial Vehicle, Trailer parts and consumables. You will liaise closely with Vehicle Related Services (VRS) Brand Management ensuring that the best supplier is selected to maintain and increase our commercial terms and the service levels offered to our customers.

At Scania we invest considerably in staff development and training and you can expect to receive comprehensive training to provide opportunities for career progression not only in the UK but throughout our Global organisation.


- Identifying and reviewing suitable suppliers inline our objectives and brand strategy
- Working with suppliers to create competition within the supply base
- Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and supply chain factors
- Negotiating and managing contracts with suppliers in line with the company's requirements
- Carry out regular supplier reviews to build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers to improvement performance and/or Commercial terms
- Act as a liaison between suppliers and the Parts Operations teams
- Data manipulation of multiple excel spreadsheets into comprehensive reports and analysis to identify areas to improve performance
- Recruiting, training, coaching and leading the stock control team
- Deliver service level targets, whilst minimising waste and stock holding
- Oversee the payments process of supplier invoices ensuring the correct price is paid
- Always look for ways to improve supply chain to reduce costs and improve service levels
- Attend trade shows and conferences to stay abreast of industry trends and developments
- Produce reports, statistics and giving presentations on performance and improvement areas
- Perform a variety of clerical and administrative duties as requested by management

Key requirements for the role:

- CIPS accredited or studying towards CIPS qualification
- Previous experience of managing a team
- Experience of working in a purchasing team
- Must be able to demonstrate negotiation skills
- Experience in the commercial vehicle automotive industry would be advantageous but not essential
- Must have good knowledge of supply chain processes
- Good planning and organisational Skills
- Strong analytical skills and commercial awareness of the market

Excellent benefits package including pension scheme, complementary life insurance, free onsite parking, subsidised restaurant, financial incentive schemes, childcare vouchers, discounts on major retail outlets including groceries. For a full breakdown of benefits; please visit our website and follow the careers link.

Working for Scania is not just about the job. It's about you too, and this is where the company goes the extra mile, and provides an industry leading employment package.

Scania is dedicated to delivering exceptional products and services to our customers and the successful candidate will reflect our core values; customer first, respect for the individual and quality in all we do.

If you feel you have the skills and expertise for this challenging role, then please apply today.

Scania (Great Britain) Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

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