Interim Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
Robert Walters
Location
Worcestershire
Salary
£37000 - £38000/annum £5k car allowance
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
21 Apr 2018
Sector
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
A market leading retailer is currently recruiting for an Interim Purchasing Manager for maternity cover until January 2019. Paying £38k with a £5k car allowance based in Worcestershire.

A market leading retailer is currently recruiting for an Interim Purchasing Manager for maternity cover until January 2019. Paying £38k with a £5k car allowance based in Worcestershire.

Key Responsibilities:

* Contributing to the profitability of the organisation through the control of costs/resources
* Buy approx. £50 million worth of external spend in a variety of categories.
* Agree savings targets and budgets for each category and report on these.
* Develop robust and innovative procurement strategies for procurement categories you are responsible for.
* Carry out negotiations. Manage transition of suppliers to internal stakeholders and set up for continuous improvement.
* Ensuring adherence to agreed legislative, company, customer and departmental standards
* Help implement appropriate policies, processes and procedures to help protect and advance the business.
* Manage change by effective procurement leadership.
* Encourage and nurture entrepreneurial and innovative approaches to purchasing
* Manage sourcing of suppliers in a fair and consistent manner.
* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all budget holders and other departments across all the Halfords functions. Helping them achieve their objectives.
* Look to ensure compliance with negotiated deals.

The ideal candidate will have the following attribute:

* Has experience in purchasing across multiple different categories
* Involved in or understand the process of purchasing goods and services in a professional sourcing environment.
* Knowledge of contract terms, conditions and framework agreements.
* Understanding of supplier management/performance management and monitoring experience and skills.
* Good track record of delivering quantified results.
* Proven track record of delivering improvements in a fast moving environment.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Proven IT skills
* Negotiation skills
* Good influencing skills

The business you will be working for is a blue chip retail and leading UK brand. An amazing opportunity for an experienced Interim Purchasing Manager in the Worcestershire area

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