Technique Recruitment Solutions

Job Title: Group Purchasing Manager
Location: Lowestoft
Salary: Open Depends Upon Experience

Group Purchasing Manager
Are you a  Purchasing Manager looking for a new challenge if so Technique Recruitment Solutions are delighted to be working with a well-established leading manufacturing business in Suffolk.

The Role
This role is 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 our sports and horticultural divisions.  Controlling costs, supply, quality and maintaining excellent service to our customer base.  Ensuring materials are available to manufacturing as/when required.
Operating as the procurement focal point, including supplier performances, gathering market intelligence and the execution of contracts and stock management alongside the business analyst.

Strong negotiating skills are essential and ideally you will have experience within steel or aluminium.

Person Specification and Skills
Has an understanding and able to analyse appropriate markets for sport and horticultural
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

Education & Experience
CSEs Grade A-C in Maths and English
A-levels/Degree or equivalent qualifications/experience
Affiliation to, and a level of CIPs accreditation would be an advantage and/or a minimum of 5-years’ proven track record of working in a similar role
Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft office packages
40 hours per week (Monday to Friday)
Flexibility during the Company’s peak trading season

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