To manage procurement within the company, using excellent negotiating and networking skills to ensure the company is buying the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices.
- Conducting research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
- Liaising between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers
- Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, and building and maintaining good relationships with them
- Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress, checking the quality of service provided
- Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future
- Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities
- Giving presentations about market analysis and possible growth
- Developing a purchasing strategy
- Producing reports and statistics using computer software
- Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors
- Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives
- Attending meetings and trade conferences
- Training and supervising the work of other members of staff
- Implementation of service level agreement and contractual agreements with all suppliers
Reviewing and challenging current processes and making enhancements which ensure positive progress for the role and the business
- Ideally you will have graduated from a Purchasing or Business based degree.
- Knowledge/ experience FMCG
- Extensive knowledge of the meat/ poultry industry.
- Strong commercial skills and financial awareness, capable of building persuasive business cases.
- Excellent facilitation, influencing, negotiation and persuasion skills.
- Powerful communication skills, able to establish and maintain relationships at all levels within the business and our suppliers.
- Self-starter, able to work autonomously and engage key people at all levels.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Powerpoint and Excel).
- Flexible and able to perform in a fast moving constantly changing environment.