Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Croydon, Surrey
17 Jul 2017
15 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
I am currently recruiting for a British manufacturer who is looking for a Purchasing Manager.

• Liaise with potential and current suppliers over long range forecast requirements and provide written forecasts when required.

• Raise purchase orders on suppliers as required.

• Update system costs/information as appropriate.

• Sign payment authorisation and cheque requisitions, as required.

• Liaise with the Planning Manager over raw material requirements.

• Negotiate prices with suppliers, include specification changes.

• Seek to reduce purchase costs/improve specification and quality wherever possible.

• Ensure that potential/actual product shortages are reported to all relevant staff as soon as information is available.

• Process cost estimate forms and other new product/specification requests.

• Electricity procurement advice on current market conditions with recommendations.

• Visit suppliers regularly to review facilities and ensure quality of systems of supply.

• Review supplier performance and conduct annual reviews of all major suppliers – likely to include Top 20.

• Liaise with accounts department over import documentation.

• Manage resources within the department. Carry out annual appraisals and monthly reviews.

• Monthly departmental meeting.

• Delivery – liaise with warehouse regarding schedule and ability to take goods in.

• Ensure all Departmental processes are documented.

• Review safety stocks and EOQ on a quarterly basis.

• Carry out and review purchasing budget. Review forecasts monthly and ensure stocks are optimised.

• Progress chasing – provide all departments with an update on all “special” orders and follow the progress sheet set up.

• Ensure that all certification is up to date and new legislation is advised and adhered to.

Experience of buying raw materials, components and finished goods.

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