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Purchasing Manager (Retail/POS/Fit-out)

Job Reference: PP/1151       Job Type: Permanent       Date Added: 27/04/2012

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Employer: Procurement People
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £40-60k + benefits (subject to experience)

Job Description Purchasing Manager (Retail & POS)
Location Hertfordshire
Salary £40-60k + benefits (subject to experience)

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for efficient and cost effective running of the purchasing team.

The key responsibilities and aims of this role will include:-

•Source and Purchase bespoke Joinery and Metal work fixtures for projects.
•Manage projects effectively with the ability to identify any concerns before they arise.
•Maintain clear communication to all departments, ensuring smooth completion of projects.
•Manage multi supplier projects through experience and knowledge within industry.
•Develop and maintain effective long term relationships with suppliers.
•Deliver competitive costs, within required timescale.
•Achieve quarterly team cost savings against advised target.
•Ensure suppliers conform to service level agreements.
•Ensure that authorisation processes are carried out correctly and in a timely manner and any queries arising are resolved quickly.
•Liaison with finance, sales, technical and design teams to help ensure the smooth running of the business.
•Recruitment and training of staff
•Continuous development of systems and processes such as procurement, direct delivery, BOM, Logistics and KPI’s
•Will be required to present at Board Meetings

The ideal candidate will have:-

•A wide knowledge of buying within the shop-fitting Industry or transferable retail led environments would be a distinct advantage, but is not a pre-requisite.
•Ability to manage and motivate a very busy purchasing team.
•Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
•Excellent sourcing and negotiation skills.
•Excellent communication and numerical skills.
•Computer literate – Experience of Sage would be an advantage
•Excellent methodical, organisational and systems development skills.

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