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Allenday are recruiting for a Purchasing Manager for our international, award winning Client based in Dunstable. We are looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join the team. The key role is to use previous knowledge and experience to implement, build and maintain processes to the department, ensuring day to day purchasing functions are maintained and deadlines are met.­­­­


The key responsibilities for a Purchasing Manager include, but are not limited to:

  • Being proactive in implementing system changes and developing processes for the department
  • Build relationship’s internally as well as with suppliers as their key contact to ensure queries are resolved effectively and efficiently
  • Communicating information from suppliers to the sales team, such as incoming price changes, core items, and arranging new product meetings
  • Raise purchase orders, whilst adhering to all relevant procedures
  • Monitoring future jobs to ensure all stock is here correctly in time for production to commence
  • Manage stock hold though the system to ensure core items are identified, held and replenished, with reporting to management.
  • Negotiating on behalf of the company with all suppliers
  • Involved in rebate negotiations as well as monitoring progress and reporting to manager
  • Making sure internal systems always have up to date pricing, gathering data from all suppliers and liaising with IT company to ensure processed and live
  • Answering general enquires from other departments within the business.
  • Monthly reporting to management in Senior Management meeting
  • Answering general enquires from other departments within the business
  • Monthly reporting to management in Senior Management meetings

About you:

  • A willingness to learn with a flexible, can-do attitude, to go above and beyond in all tasks given to meet the demands of the business
  • Excellent coordination and organisation skills with the ability to work under own initiative, and ability to work to deadlines
  • A firm understanding of the purchasing process and wider impact on business
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong and compelling relationships
  • An innovative and creative approach to problem solving
  • Excellent negotiating skill with strong written and verbal communication.
  • Strong numerical skills with the ability to work accurately with data

If this role is of interest to you please apply and one of our consultants will be in touch. for more information please call 01582 361666

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Amanda Bilbrough
Amanda Bilbrough
Recruitment Consultant