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Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager

As a Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager you will join the UK’s largest specialist hire company, who provide the best pumps, heating, and cooling equipment for virtually every need, location and application, based near Birmingham reporting to a Senior Group Director.

As the Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager, you will lead and manage all purchasing and supply chain activity. You will ensure a steady flow of products coming into the business, that customers have a wide range of pumps, heaters, air conditioners, coolers, dehumidifiers, and other climate control equipment to choose from, and that suppliers have enough stock to deal with demand.

Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager

Location London / South East OR from any of these locations - Peterborough, Basildon, Charlton, London or Birmingham.

£55,000-65,000 DOE

* Group Support Functions, Directors and Senior Managers
* Works in close coordination with all operational staff across UK, Europe, and the UEA
* Close working relationship with suppliers and partners

Summary of responsibilities:

* Manage key supplier relationships to ensure a high value for our investments
* Negotiate competitive pricing on all items purchased
* Work with key suppliers to ensure all seasonal demands are delivered on time
* Introduce new suppliers in order to reduce costs, improve quality and establish new products
* Reduce unclassified suppliers
* Investigate and implement purchasing initiatives in order to reduce stock levels whilst maintaining availability
* Work with technical directors in order to introduce new products and technologies
* Managing the end to end process of procurement through to delivery
* Responsible for smoothly managing the seasonal flow of products
* Driving growth through effective forecasting, supply and demand planning
* Aiding in the development of new markets particularly the Far East and China.
* Manage relationships with 3rd party logistics providers
* Sales order processing
* Stock control and management

Skills, Experience, and Knowledge.

Essential

* Exposure to emerging markets and a good understanding of the hire industry
* Highly influential with strong negotiating skills.
* Experience in other markets such as Asia and China
* Management experience of setting KPI’s and establishing SLAs
* Great attention to detail and experience of systems improvement
* Outstanding at problem-solving with good planning and maths skills
* Flexibility to travel and stay away from home as required

Desirable

* Degree or qualification in a relevant subject area
* Knowledge of pumping, heating and climate control equipment
* Knowledge of relevant markets and competitors
* MCIPS & IOSH

You will also be approachable, driven, savvy, hardworking and keen to make an impact.

Send your CV now for an immediate response.

Interviews will be held at short notice.

Salary will vary DOE from £50,000- £65,000 + benefits

Location London / South East OR from any of these locations - Peterborough, Basildon, Charlton, London or Birmingham.

WR Support Services are the #1 recruitment partner for supply chain, procurement and marketing staff, recruiting UK wide.

WR is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy

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