"Excellent opportunity for CIPS qualified purchasing professional to reshape the purchasing function for highly successful supplier of equipment and consumables to the hospitality sector."
£50000 Bonus Benefits
Commutable from Epsom, Chessington, Banstead, Caterham, Sutton, Croydon, Esher, Leatherhead, Cobham, Guildford, Byfleet, Weybridge, Chertsey, Walton on Thames Woking, Kingston on Thames
This is a Purchasing Manager role for an ambitious professional who wants to make their mark
As a purchasing professional, when was the last chance you had the opportunity to make your mark on a company?
Historically, whenever you've moved into new purchasing roles, you'll have had to adopt legacy systems. Maybe you wished you could change them but couldn't for bureaucratic reasons? If so, our client needs your skills, as that's one of the key features of this position. They want to grow and expand their operation and know that it's time to bring in a purchasing specialist to help them achieve their ambitions.
As our client supplies bespoke and standard goods for the hospitality trade, they are looking for a purchasing professional with knowledge of that industry and is part/fully CIPS accredited.
But this role isn't just about placing orders and matching up delivery notes, as they need someone to take a more strategic approach to the job. In addition, they're keen to develop robust systems that work across all the business functions. As such, you'll need to build working relationships with the sales and operations teams to make sure seasonal fluctuations are factored into your purchasing strategy.
With suppliers in the UK and Europe, it will be up to you to develop long-term supply contracts and foster excellent working relationships with your suppliers. A core part of that process will be to implement formal supplier appraisal and improvement processes to ensure they can meet our client's future demand. You will be ably supported by an Assistant Buyer and a Purchasing Administrator.