Purchasing and Logistics Manager required for business in Lancing, West Sussex. The successful candidate will come from a Purchasing & Logistics Management background.
Duties will include: monitoring and forecasting upcoming levels of demand. Assess, manage and mitigate risks. Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness. Forecast levels of demand for services and products. Keep a constant check on stock levels. Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality.
Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers. Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers. Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided. Process payments and invoices. Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future. Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities. Give presentations about market analysis and possible growth.
Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies. Produce reports and statistics using computer software. Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives. Attend meetings and trade conferences. Train and supervise the work of other members of staff.
Salary £ dependent on experience.