Purchasing Manager

AVS Fencing Supplies
Horsham, West Sussex
07 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a hands on, Purchasing Manager role and suited to someone that likes to get 'stuck in' and be part of a growing SME, wanting to be responsible for sourcing fencing, decking and landscaping materials. You will get to work with a great team in a great company.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Responsible for the development and performance of the AVS purchasing strategy, working closely with MD and Sales & Marketing Director.

  • Manage the stock procurement for our entire branch network. Working closely with suppliers and distributors, and the internal team to ensure the highest product quality and service levels, whilst inflation remains within the annual target.

  • To ensure AVS has the appropriate stock levels at all times, to the quality it needs it and bought at the best price.

  • To ensure that 95% of our core available range in available at all times in branch.

  • To support and deliver an excellent purchasing service for Branches to ensure they can deliver excellent customer service consistently at all times.

Who are we looking for?

  • Experience in a similar role, in a similar industry
  • Be excellent role model for AVS values and ways of working. Able to inspire and motivate others.

  • A positive mindset with a 'can do’ and flexible attitude

  • Strong commercial acumen and customer focused

  • Safety conscious and understanding of the Operation

  • Highly Analytical, numerate and IT literate.

  • Strong problem solver and comfortable with ambiguity.

  • Excellent communicator, able to build relationships at all levels internally and externally.

  • Ability to influence, engage & coach others.

  • Drive for continuous improvement; be an advocate for positive change and improvement within the business.

  • Attention to Detail: Comfortable with close attention to detail, ensuring a high quality of work when managing supplier specifications, product listings, forecasting and pricing.

The role is based at out Support Office, Horsham (RH12 4QD)

Office hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday