Posted: May 4, 2021
Location: Shrewsbury
Division: Office
Type: Permanent

Purchasing Manager

Full Time (Monday-Friday 08.30-17.00)

Competitive Salary

Shrewsbury

Permanent

Excellent opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join a fast paced company who specialise in Hygiene and Cleaning products.

Duties:

  • Manage relationships with existing suppliers and identify new alternative back up suppliers
  • Negotiate most advantageous commercial terms including maximising rebate agreements and early payment discounts to achieve product cost saving targets
  • Maximise supplier contributions through Marketing budgets, transport discounts and other funding streams available
  • Liaise with suppliers to achieve supplier conformance to ACS requirements
  • Devise and implement individual strategy per supplier and supplier tier
  • Negotiating and administration of some non-stock purchasing contracts and agreements (GNFR) and capital expenditure
  • Competitively source new/special products identified by the Insight team
  • Support the programme of product rationalisation working closely with the Product Manager
  • Maintain relevant reporting systems and define action plan (eg Monthly Rebate report, Savings tracker, Supplier Overview report)
  • Represent the Company to suppliers, customers and others in a professional and courteous manner

Required:

  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
  • A proactive approach with regards to cost saving and efficiency opportunities
  • Good interpersonal and influencing skills with proven ability to negotiate with suppliers
  • Ability to work along with other departments as a team player
  • Communicate with confidence and build respect
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong problem solving abilities
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access and company software program, ideally SAP Business One experience
  • Manage time, work to schedules and follow procedures
  • Clear understanding of the Company’s policies, particularly regarding acceptable standards of behavior

If you are interested in this position, please send across your CV to jessica.gale@absolutepersonnel.co.uk or call the office on 01743 461239.

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