Group Purchasing Manager

2022-07-13T09:37:33+00:00 2022-08-12T09:37:33+00:00 Hales Group � per annum

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Group Purchasing Manager
Monday – Friday 40 hours a week
Permanent position in Lowestoft
Salary DOE

Hales Group have an exciting opportunity for a Group Purchasing Manager to join our client who are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers based in Lowestoft. As a Group Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for purchasing and buying raw materials and products, the delivery of annual targets through effective management of procurement and stock control. The creation, recommendation and implementation of appropriate sourcing strategies covering the requirements of their products. Controlling costs, supply, quality and maintaining excellent service to their customer base.

Key responsibilities:

* Establishing and managing working relationships with suppliers
* Co-ordinating purchasing and delivery with director-of led teams
* Managing KPIs to drive improvement of price structures, quality and OTIF
* Sourcing new suppliers and new materials
* Focused management of purchasing and stock to forecast and scheduling plans
* Liaising closely with Production Manager and Business Analyst to ensure raw materials are available on time to maintain production schedules
* Manage the team to deliver on cost, supply, quality and customer service whist controlling stock to agreed parameters
* Manage and motivate the team to ensure continued development
* Lead the stock control process to ensure effective management of stock to deliver customer service and maximise cash
* Ensure the effectiveness of daily/weekly/monthly stock reconciliations to ensure stock is controlled and lead daily/weekly reviews with key stakeholders
* Works with sales colleagues on opportunity management to ensure effective pricing responses are delivered in a timely manner
* Lead the purchasing team by setting clear direction supported by clear people goals that are reviewed frequently

Experience and skills

* Has an understanding and able to analyse appropriate markets
* Able to use a wide range of sourcing tools/ techniques to effectively analyse suppliers
* Previous experience with MRP and ERP procedures
* Demonstrates general understanding of the wider supply marketplace
* Has the ability to learn from senior colleagues and seeks to increase the input they make to the business
* Excellent negotiation, contracting and supplier management skills
* Able to create and plan effectively. Showing an understanding of what needs to be included. Effectively communicating plans to those who need to be involved and senior management
* Has a strong reputation for implementing highly effective mechanisms for monitoring progress against plans
* Previous experience of line management
* Effective data analysis skills – through the use of Excel and other software packages
* Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
* Previous project management experience
* Experience of handling multiple products/materials
* Experience of steel and aluminium materials/products

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience to succeed in this position, please contact our Lowestoft branch on 01502 582000 or apply with your CV

Why work through Hales Group?

All our Consultants are committed and qualified in what they do and have been operating in Lowestoft for many years. We treat candidates as our customers and try to find the right job solution for you.

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Job Information

Job Reference: J34361_1657705054
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £40000
Salary To: £70000
Job Industries: Purchasing and Procurement
Job Locations: Lowestoft, Suffolk
Job Types: Permanent

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