Purchasing and Supplier Manager

Location: Banbury
Salary: £45,000.00 to £55,000.00
Contract Type: Full-time Permanent
Date posted: 10-10-2019
Reference: 895631

We are recruiting a Purchasing & Supplier Manager role on behalf of an established and successful e-commerce business with exciting growth plans. Reporting to the board, this is a greenfield role where you’ll have influence and responsibility over the whole sourcing process & management of all suppliers, supporting the commercial aspirations of the business. You’ll need a strong character and ambitious approach, coupled with astute buying experience & commercial skills. It’s just as important to this business that you’re the right character and the successful person will be a fine balance between a shrewd negotiator and positive communicator, who can engage both internal and external colleagues.


Your responsibilities will be:

Working with the directors to develop buying and supplier management strategy, driving market share growth and increasing business
Maintain a strong customer focus throughout ranges
Maintain product quality throughout sourcing processes
Assess and rationalise current supply base where necessary to meet company targets
Introduce new product ranges and suppliers to the business to meet customer needs and drive profitability
Review supplier agreements and amend / roll-out where necessary

Process and systems improvement
Sourcing appropriate ranges and product quality
Creating strategic goals and performance measurement matrix
Lead on negotiating and meeting with external suppliers, securing key deals and ranges

Skills & Experience

5- 10 years buying experience
Experience from within E-Commerce

Entrepreneurial eye & ability to identify commercial opportunities
Customer focus
Strong negotiation, influencing & decision making
Natural rapport builder and relationship management skills
Business acumen

Demonstratable record of introducing profitable products to the business

Salary: £45,000-55,000 plus benefits

Prospect Personnel are a recruitment agency in Banbury. We deal with permanent part and fulltime jobs in Banbury & the surrounding area. Please give us a call on 01295 235700 to see how we can help with your job search!




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