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Bournemouth   |  16 July 2021
Purchasing Manager in Bournemouth | £DOE

Are you an experienced Purchasing Manager looking for a new exciting role? You do not want to miss this….

Join a highly successful smart home innovations business (part of a leading FTSE 250 company) providing products, technology & finance – This business is experiencing considerable growth over the coming months together with new products due to be launched next year, so there could not be a more exciting time to join this Bournemouth based company!

We are looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager with a proactive, solutions-seeking mindset to join our team in Bournemouth. You will take responsibility for the day-to-day operational management of our purchasing function and play an instrumental role in driving improvements within the purchasing function.

Responsibilities of our Purchasing Manager

  • Oversee the purchasing function within the business and take lead responsibility for raising purchase orders, internally and externally;
  • Become an expert in the products installed by the company, associated parts and additions customers can order, providing advice and support to operational teams;
  • Ensure the smooth operation of purchasing and delivery processes and taking proactive steps to make improvements;
  • Effectively communicate with customers by phone and email as necessary as part of delivering the purchasing function of the business as well as installation engineers;
  • Proactively manage delivery and logistics functions and liaise with customers and suppliers as needed;
  • Support the installation and scheduling teams to ensure installations proceed as planned and address any purchasing issues that may arise on the day of installation;
  • Process purchase orders for field engineers that require parts in order to complete installations and repairs;
  • Proactively review purchasing processes and make improvement recommendations, implementing changes effectively and efficiently;
  • Support stock management and the management of the warehouse;
  • Manage supplier performance to required quality, cost and delivery requirements, resolving process and complexity problems within the external supplier chain and that they are resolved in a timely manner;
  • To actively work with the external supply chain to achieve the best buying terms and conditions with the most competitive price possible;
  • Maintain procurement documents and procedures in a systematic way and in an audible fashion ensuring process compliance;

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is a subject matter expert in purchasing with at least 3 years experience;
  • Experience in a customer facing role and confident in communicating with customers over the phone and by email;
  • Builds good rapport with suppliers;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Confident reporting to Director & Board level.
  • An ability to empathise with the customer, understand their situation whilst remaining aware of the business needs;
  • A passion for enhancing the customer experience and implementing improvements;
  • Excellent customer engagement skills;
  • Commercial acumen and effective decision making;
  • Empathetic and work well with people;
  • Hands-on and solve problems when you spot them;

What’s in it for you?

  • Performance related pay reviews;
  • Excellent progression opportunities across the business as we expand;
  • Ongoing personal development;
  • Early probation for employees who excel;
  • Being a part of an expanding company;
  • Company Pension Scheme;
  • 28 Days annual leave entitlement (including Bank Holidays).


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