Purchasing & Stock Manager

Recruiter
ProTech Recruitment Ltd
Location
Borehamwood, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
18 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1141856063
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Purchasing & Stock Manager

Salary & Benefits: Up to £40,000, depending upon experience + Bonus plus Benefits package

Location: Borehamwood

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Purchasing & Stock Manager to join a leading Laboratory Technology Company.

The Purchasing & Stock Manager will be working to undertake and control a freshly implemented Stock Control System in this newly created position.

Purchasing & Stock Manager Requirements:
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Economics, Applied Science is desirable
  • Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) would be an advantage
  • Previous experience of working with an integrated business system operating MRP essential
  • Experience of Business One from SAP preferable but not essential
  • Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer would be beneficial with Stock Management experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with internal and external customers, both written and verbally
  • Strong commercial awareness and negotiating skills
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to effectively work on and manage many priorities at one time
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) email and use of the Internet
  • Has an approachable manner that encourages interaction with others
  • Highly driven with a strong motivation to succeed
  • Fluency in written & spoken English
  • Ability to communicate with the team, stakeholders, and decision makers at all levels
  • Decisive in pressurised situations, ensuring that deadlines are met
  • Ability to be flexible in work schedule and accommodate unexpected work changes.
  • Ability to work effectively both interdepartmentally and internationally
  • Knowledge of other languages would be helpful but not essential

Purchasing & Stock Manager Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of a purchasing strategy across the business
  • To ensure policies, processes and procedures are implemented effectively to aid and improve operational performance
  • Liaise with key company employees to determine their product and service needs
  • Implement a process for evaluating suppliers to ensure quality of goods received meets the Company's requirements
  • Monitor business trends and product availability to pay the best price for company goods and services without sacrificing quality or delivery times
  • Negotiate Supplier Agreements for all key suppliers by nurturing relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company
  • Explore opportunities to reduce stock of engineering spares held on site by use of "call off" arrangements with key suppliers, without impacting production
  • Ensure the company does not have any sole source suppliers, without good commercial rational
  • Assess total costs of company purchases and compare with budget and take appropriate actions where necessary
  • Manage control of stock levels, taking into account usage patterns, lead times, season demands and price, so ensuring reduction of out of stock situations
  • Monitor goods received to highlight defective goods and those not meeting performance demands
  • To plan and manage regular stock counts, as required
  • Managing 1 to 2 subordinates
  • Ensure existing stock database is cleansed prior to migration to a new business system
  • Assist with the implementation of new business system to ensure operational efficiencies in purchasing and stock-holding are delivered
  • Contribute to the effectiveness and positive team spirit of the Production team and the company
  • Cooperate and effectively work with other staff to achieve sales and high levels of customer satisfaction

If you would like to be considered for this Purchasing & Stock Manager position, please click on Apply now to get in touch.

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