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Job Description

Position - Purchasing Manager
Reporting to - Finance Director
Salary - upto 45,000
Location - Bromsgrove

Purpose to place and coordinate all activities of the purchasing department and ensure cost effective stocking levels to meet customer demand
-Pricing and Sourcing
-Controlling direct cost of sale of items ensuring product is sourced from the right supplier, for the right place at the right time
-Review, renew or manage tenders for new and existing contracts, price lists and supplier terms
-Full responsibility for accuracy of supplier data including pricing in sage
-Work with development team to resolve quality issues with suppliers
-Work with accounts and goods in to ensure delivery discrepancies are resolved
Maintain efficient Deliveries
-Review MRP suggestions and plan future purchases efficiently
-Proactively manage and ultimately minimise stockout situations and reliance on interim suppliers
-Use data to forecast demand with seasonality and supply chain consideration factored in
-Ensure MRP updated with agreed forecasts
-Manage obsolete stock levels down
-Negotiate return of excess stock
-Review performance of new product lines and adapt stocking levels to suit
Manage Efficient Deliveries
-Plan deliveries efficiently so goods arrive when needed
-Work closely with good in to ensure human capacity and warehouse locations are available for incoming deliveries
-Ensure all imports can clear customs without delay or extra response
Supplier Relationship Management
- Network with supply base to ensure we are always the priority
-Establishing Supplier s KPIs and report on them periodically
-Highlight areas of underperformance and address with the supplier
-Arrange supplier visits as needed
Staff Training and Development
-Responsibility for day to day performance and training of Purchasing Assistants

Desired Experience
-Working with suppliers in Turkey, India, Pakistan or China
-Automotive experience
-Previous use of Sage 200
-Advance Excel
-CIPS qualified
Salary - 35,000 - 45,000
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