Hatfield, UK
20 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisation Description
My client is an International market leader in their field of technology. They operate across 4 continents and are growing and expanding all the time. They are highly innovative and solutions driven ensuring they stay at the forefront of their market and ahead of the competition.

They seek to appoint a Purchasing Manager to work at the UK Head Office in Hatfield.

The purpose of the role is to facilitate the purchase and demand planning of agreed stock items and services. Life-cycle management best practices should also be taken to ensure that the correct inbound stock is purchased and disposition strategies are adhered to minimise financial risk.
Job Description
Principally managing the maintenance for goods and services for Fleet, Security, CIT for internal requirements. Additionally managing the procurement activities for PMO projects for external fittings.

Key financial Reporting and documentation should also be completed to support all purchases and demonstrate best possible cost has been achieved through a RFP process/ purchasing strategy to deliver against budget(s).

Contribute solutions to wider business programs. Identify better service or cost initiatives.

Planning & Purchasing - Supply of Good to engineering services

• Demand planning follow up- Manage & Forecast Line stock levels to deliver against forecast by model/type

• Maintaining departmental and company documentation actively reporting spend for Capex and Opex

• Ensuring all financial processes are completed and associated reporting issued.

• Driving costs down from better buying for UK

Supplier management - Relationship, cost reduction, service improvement, New suppliers

• Implementation of business purchasing strategy

• Stock on-time & in full (OTIF)

• Continuous cost reduction considering buying price, as well as whole supply chain costs

• Scorecard/service reviews - Drive service excellence through existing and new suppliers

• Review/extend/tender new contracts under span of control

• Challenge the status quo - Insource/outsource

• Ensure excellent material service availability

Inventory management - Processes, system, accuracy

• Ensure good stock management processes are agreed and applied both in house and across suppliers.

• Exploit Inventory Management system and implement best practice disciplines

• Ensure that operational teams maintain process and systematic control of their stock

Stock utilisation -

• Arranging for usable re-workable stock to be upgraded, fixed and re-deployed as quickly as possible

• Managing the process of agreed disposable stock

• Develop the cassette operation to reduce cost and increase availability

• Working with External 3rd Parties for opportunities to reduce cost and drive service.

Person Specification
We are looking for someone with a minimum of 3 years purchasing experience

The ideal candidate will also have the following attributes:

• Numerate and attention to detail

• Ability to multi-task

• Pro-active and reactive

• Excellent communication skills/ability to build successful working relationships with internal staff, customers and suppliers

• Good excel and Microsoft office skills

• Problem solving attitude

• Enthusiastic and friendly team player

If you think this is the role for you please apply online as all applications will be considered.

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