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Procurement Manager

Purchasing Professionals Ltd
Reading, UK
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Procurement Manager

Based in Reading

30 - 50 K depending on experience.

Flexible working + Great Bens package including a time off credit system, gym + sport facilitates onsite, Free Parking onsite, Pension + hols.

A unique opportunity to join a high profile retail and innovation design company, whom due to expansion are now looking for a Procurment Manager. Working as a part of the global team, you will offer expertise in forecasting, logistics, inventory management, and distribution strategy. You will ensure the availability of inventory items, forecasting stock and assess source data.

Role responsibilities
  • Inventory purchasing and availability forecasting
  • Liaising with factories (US, Taiwan, China)
  • Creating integrated demand planning models and associated purchase orders
  • Statistical analysis of inventory and sales trends to deliver fluent stakeholder communication
  • Preparation and presentation of inventory data to management team for decision making and development
  • Providing sales teams with conclusions for decision making
  • Filtering data from customers to deliver insight for senior level decision making
  • Freight forwarder management
  • Line management and talent development
  • Continuous improvement of the Procure-to-Payables process
  • Gathering, cleaning, and processing data

Skills Required
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Power BI or other business intelligence experience (Qlikview, Tableau etc)
  • Minimum 3 years inventory demand planning and forecasting experience
  • Bachelor's degree highly desirable, particularly in business, information systems or sciences
  • Communication skills - translate and present findings into understandable documents
  • Ability to identify gaps and implement process improvement initiatives
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