Purchasing – Supply chain

Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Location
: Eythorne, Kent or Exeter, Devon
Hybrid Position: the candidate must be able to travel to our office in Eythorne or Exeter a couple of days a week.

About the Role

We are looking for an astute procurement supply chain executive to support our supply chain manger to oversee purchasing activities and ensure that purchased items are both cost-efficient and of high quality. This person will be responsible for maintaining positive supplier relations, evaluating supply options, approving purchases, and maintaining accurate records. To be successful, you should have an analytical mind and keep up with product and service trends.

Ultimately, you should be able to negotiate well and ensure that all purchases comply with company standards.

Main Responsibilities

  • Preparing plans for the purchase of equipment, services, and supplies.
  • Following and enforcing the company's procurement policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing, comparing, analysing, and approving products and services to be purchased.
  • Managing inventories and maintaining accurate purchase and pricing records.
  • Maintaining and updating supplier information such as qualifications, delivery times, product ranges, etc.
  • Maintaining good supplier relations and negotiating contracts.
  • Researching and evaluating prospective suppliers.
  • Preparing budgets, cost analyses, and reports.



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