Purchasing / Supply Chain Officer

Recruiter
Square Peg Associates Ltd
Location
Altham West
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Square Peg Associates is currently recruiting for a commercially driven Purchasing professional to work with a successful manufacturing firm based in Accrington. The business is experiencing significant success in their market and on the back of this growth; require a Purchasing Officer to help expand their operation.

Description

The role will oversee the following responsibilities:

  • Working alongside the busy external sales force to swiftly deliver procurement services
  • Management of daily stock items and reports on the system and keeping track of lead times and orders received
  • Placing orders and building strong working relations with your suppliers
  • Gaining business sign off and allocating Purchase Order Numbers for all purchases
  • Undertaking due diligence so that 'preferred’ suppliers are meeting their service levels
  • Vast liaison and communication across both internal and external suppliers and key partners
  • The ability to multi task in a fast paced environment with a flexible approach to changing work priorities at short notice
  • A highly self-motivated person, with the ability to working alone as well as being a strong team player
  • Vast amounts of juggling, managing your time and communication with people at all levels

Person/Skills

  • Proven knowledge and hands-on experience of Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain
  • The ability to quickly understand detailed supply requirements
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent hands on experience
  • Effective communication skills and a people person in order to build fruitful working relationships
  • A keen eye for detail, effective time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Solid IT skills, use of MS Office and advanced knowledge of Excel would be advantageous

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