Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager

Wallace Hind Selection
£70000 - £90000/annum 20 days holiday + Pension + Health c
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A highly experienced Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager is required to manage a team of 4/5 buyers responsible for the sourcing and purchasing of fast moving products of up to £30m per year, predominantly from China & Far East. 

SALARY: £70,000 - £90,000

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: 20 days holiday + Pension + Health cover + Freshly prepared free lunches + on-site parking


COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Romford, Enfield, St Albans, Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Harlow, Hertford, Welwyn-Garden-City, Bishop`s Stortford, Stevenage, Letchworth.

JOB SPECIFICATION: Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager

You and your team will be sourcing a vast range of high quality products for retail and wholesale markets. As Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager you will ensure that we can offer full stock availability to our customers at competitive margins.  You`ll work closely with our Chinese and Far East suppliers, visiting them at least twice a year, evaluating new product ranges, deleting old stock and working with marketing on a range of promotional activity.

In addition, you`ll liaise with our in-house engineering team to review all new product testing and evaluation is carried out while managing the flow of new products through import to private label development.    

REQUIREMENTS: Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager

You MUST have a demonstrable track record of leading and managing a successful procurement team, specifically involved in the direct import of products from China and / or the Far East.

In addition you will: 

- Demonstrate your ability to influence Senior Management regarding key financial purchasing.
- Be highly autonomous, able to work to deadlines through an appropriate blend of planning, prioritisation and delegation.
- Show an entrepreneurial flair for predicting successful new product lines and how to bring these through the relevant channels quickly and effectively.

THE COMPANY: Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager

We have a strong track record of continued success, having been established for over 45 years and we continue to forge new partnerships and customers.  We have grown to become the largest supplier of product within our market sector, so much so that our name is now synonymous with high quality and great value across many Countries, not just the UK.

This opportunity plays a pivotal role in the future and ongoing success of our business. It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: 

Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer / Head of Procurement

Automotive Parts / Industrial Spares / DIY / Tooling / Electrical / Construction / Building / Retail Supplies / Office Supplies / Maintenance Supplies / Janitorial Supplies / Fabricator Supplies.

INTERESTED? Please apply to  Matt Hogg quoting Procurement Director / Purchasing Manager reference MGH1707-11 to DD: +44 (0)(Apply online only) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) (Apply online only). Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based