Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
Pearson Whiffin Recruitment Ltd
Location
Maidstone
Posted
17 Feb 2019
Closes
01 Mar 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Purchasing Manager

Maidstone

£40K-£50K DOE

My client are looking to recruit an experienced Purchasing Manager to take responsibility for the purchasing team as well as sourcing and procurement of reliable and good quality materials and products.

This is a varied full time, permanent role within a fast paced environment to offer support when needed to the team.

Key responsibilities are to:

  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and take ownership of the supply line complaints received by the company
  • Investigate issues and elevating concerns to the required individuals
  • Complete audits on existing suppliers ensuring consistent performance as well as assessing any new suppliers for suitability
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies, including cost down and improvements to the logistics flow
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Lead change management for the purchasing team, supporting new product introductions
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand, taking part in despatch meetings and other meetings as required
  • Scrutinise buying patterns and predict future trends
  • Manage the missing parts within the organisation and ensuring rectification in a timely manner
  • Giving training to the purchasing team using SAP and support on going training
  • Lead and manage the aftersales purchasing issues and escalate where required
  • Complete quarterly reviews and present them to the executive management tram
  • Craft negotiation strategies and negotiate terms of contracts including meeting and assessing suppliers with respect to their suitability
  • Manage, amend and update existing contracts and supplier agreements

The right candidate will have/ be:

  • An experienced Purchasing professional with a background in manufacturing
  • Management experience
  • CIPS qualification
  • Familiar with sourcing and negotiation processes
  • First class interpersonal skills with a real passion for building effective professional relationships
  • Excellent knowledge of current purchasing and procurement regulations are necessary
  • Willing to travel
  • The ability to collate and analyse data

By taking on this role you will be taking on a lot of responsibility in a senior level role so only experienced Purchasing Managers will be considered.

If you meet the above criteria please apply for immediate consideration!

This role is being handled by Emily Powell for Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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