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.
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.
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