Purchasing Manager

Recruitment Genius
04 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
GBP40,000 - GBP45,000 + Car + Benefits

An opportunity has arisen for a Purchasing Manager to head up the Purchasing Function within a newly opened operation in Birmingham for this UK leading trade only Security Products Wholesaler.

This person will be responsible for managing the full Purchasing team, as well as the maintenance and management of over 15,000 product lines from more than 270 suppliers. There will also be travel involved between company branches as well as external supplier meetings.

Job Functions:
- To maintain Stock Levels and Value in line with Company Stock Value targets as advised by the Purchasing Director.
- Managing stock across 3 branches utilizing branch transfers or supplier orders where applicable.
- To ensure that all Purchasing Targets agreed with Suppliers are met and that all Rebate earning potential is achieved.
- To meet with Suppliers where appropriate completing Contact Reports for each meeting and submitting them to the Purchasing Director.
- To negotiate effectively with suppliers ensuring that best possible prices are achieved at all times.
- Implement price changes on Company ERP System as and when required aligned to the Manufacturer's Retail Prices.
- To manage and maintain current and new Supply Chains and regularly review all Suppliers performance.
- On-going review of existing and new product ranges and driving alternative activity if they are failing
- To monitor and track the performance of stock using current systems, and develop and enhance existing processes and procedures.
- Liaise with other departments such as Sales, Marketing and Training to ensure products are launched properly within the market place
- To keep up to speed with International trading issues/imports/legal, awareness and management
- Arranging Contract Orders with suppliers
- To ensure maximum stock availability at all times.

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