Purchasing Manager/Buyer

Unico recruitment
31 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Manager/Buyer

The opportunity to join a rapidly growing UK designer and manufacturer within the lighting sector as a Purchasing Manager, you will manage suppliers and develop purchasing strategies which meet budgetary and operational requirements/targets.


Responsible for order placement
Supply / demand alignment material replenishment
Supplier performance
Sourcing the most affordable materials for the company’s assembly process
Projecting stock levels.
Manage forecasting for future business activity
Plan & forecast demand usingcompany IT system and input from sales team
Controlling the purchasing budget
Monitoring delivery times to ensure they are on time
Ensuring the adequate supply of all required materials, components and equipment,
Delivering cost savings for the company
Helping to source alternative components for customers
Regularly contacting suppliers to renegotiate prices
Resolving disputes and claims with suppliers
Ensure suppliers meet certain standards eg ISO
Keep supplier programs current and accurate
Promoting best practice across the company
Involved in writing up terms of sales from suppliers

Supply chain management
Purchasing strategies and inventory management
Knowledge of purchase order systems and related software
Strong interpersonal relations skills
Strong negotiations skills
Resourceful and organized
Proficient in MS Excel
Due to a very high number of applications we are unable to come back to every candidate with feedback. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Your CV will be registered with us and we will keep you updated with any other positions that may be of interest. However please keep checking our website as new roles will be updated daily, Unico Recruitment wishes you the best of luck in your job search.

Unico Recruitment Ltd operate as an independent recruitment agency with over 20 years of experience supporting clients and candidates nationally across the UK

Unico Recruitment Ltd is committed to equal opportunities and actively seeks applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of sex, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, having responsibility for dependents, age, religion/beliefs, or any other reason which cannot be shown to be justified

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