Purchasing & Stock Manager

ProTech Recruitment Ltd
Borehamwood, UK
18 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
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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