Purchasing Team Leader

We are excited to have been asked to work with our client to recruit a positive and dynamic Team Leader for their Purchasing Team. You will assist with the day to day management of the team and be responsible for making purchasing decisions in line with best practices throughout the business.

The Role

Provision of leadership and development for the Purchasing team.

Look for alternative competitive pricing and negotiating best price and service from suppliers.

Working with other departments in identifying potential supplier partners where necessary.

Placing purchase orders and works orders to ensuring that the inventory is kept at optimum levels so that margins are maximized, whilst not adversely affecting customer service.

Maintain supplier price agreements communicating changes where appropriate.

Be the first point of contact for escalation/queries within the department.

Review purchasing decisions that are being made and ensure that these are consistent throughout the team

Review high stock levels on a regular basis, reducing/cancelling purchase orders where necessary.Make recommendations for change on required stocked items

Oversee the Supplier Reject Log and ensure that queries are resolved in a timely manner

Conduct annual appraisals, assess training needs, set and monitor team and individual objectives.

Compile weekly and monthly metrics and ensure these are communicated to the relevant stakeholders

Oversee inventory returns to suppliers

Assist in resolving any supplier invoice queries

Provide project support to the department head as required

Strive for continuous improvement by looking for enhancements to processes and procedures.

The Person

Excellent interpersonal, communication and PC skills.

Must have proven previous experience within a similar role

Proven experience of developing positive relationships with clients

High standards of numeracy and written communication

Demonstrable team assessment and development skills

Reference: 34640694

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