Purchasing Manager

CMD Recruitment
14 Sep 2018
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Manager
£30,000pa - £45,000pa
Our client, a leading organisation near Swindon is looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join their contracting team on a full time, permanent basis.
You will be using your experience and knowledge to manage the global procurement of products, establishing of a long-term sustainable portfolio of suppliers and services. Build and maintain strong contractual relationships with key suppliers ensuring a balance of competitive and exclusive purchase agreements. This position is perfect for you, if you are looking to take your next career step, are passionate, driven and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

- Develop and maintain key supplier relationships, negotiating exclusive prices and unique products.

- Negotiated commercial agreements and marketing contributions with third party providers

- Maintain understanding of business pricing strategy, margins and volumes associated with each product or service
- Create a team to effectively manage the contract management process
- Review supplier performance and highlight any contractual risks to Senior Management Team
- Possess understanding of pricing strategy, margins and volumes associated with every product
- Monitor product/service statistics and identify strategic initiatives in order to drive increased market share.
- Provide strong and dynamic team leadership, to support supplier relationship building, market research and negotiating skills.
- Support definition of timetable to research and negotiate product briefs, creating new supplier relationships and reinforce supply agreements.
- Travel to UK and global suppliers to finalise agreements.
- Provide support to all areas of the business to ensure products/service are operationally viable
- Review customer feedback to identify opportunities to improve product/service quality and service.
- Creation of department plan to support company sales strategies
- Ensure the department has robust administration processes

Required Skills / Experience

- Experience in contracting, negotiating and new supplier development

- Driven and highly self-motivated team member
- Excellent communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
- Positively challenge and offer innovative solutions to issues
- Excellent MS Office skills including Excel and Word
- Able to engage and build relationships with all level of internal stakeholders
- Driven and highly self-motivated

- Ability to undertake travel abroad, when required.

Successful candidates will be contacted within 5 days of their applications, should you not hear from us within this time, please assume that your application was unsuccessful

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