Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
Ruth Wagstaff Recruitment
Location
Chester
Posted
13 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Purchasing Manager.

Due to exceptional sales and continued sustainable growth this FMCG business is seeking a purchasing professional to review their current purchasing levels, implement a buying strategy and simplify ranges where possible.

To be successful in this role of Purchasing Manager you will need previous experience of purchasing within a high-volume manufacturing facility. You will also need to have the ability to think ahead, establishing what impact your purchases will have on manufacturing, labour levels and delivery / service.

Day to day responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities.
  • Develop, lead and execute a purchasing strategy.
  • Track how inventory is used and adjust purchasing habits in accordance with apparent trends.
  • Forecast demand for purchases and makes orders accordingly.
  • Maintain a network of professional contacts in order to discover new opportunities for good deals on orders.
  • Supply chain management
  • Tracking and reporting functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Crafting negotiation plans and closing deals with optimal terms.
  • Remain up to date with the companies supply needs

This is a new role within this FMCG business, we are seeking to appoint a purchasing professional with strong commercial acumen and the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.

Essential experience & attributes required:

  • 3-5 years purchasing experience within an FMCG environment.
  • Forward thinking, proactive and curious.
  • Accountable.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Strong negotiations skills and previous experience.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Honest.
  • Organised with a high level of attention to detail.

To apply:

Please contact Ruth Forster at Wagstaff Recruitment for a confidential discussion and to receive a copy of the formal job specification with employer information.

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