Head of Purchasing
Hours 37 per week
Salary dependent on skills and experience
Location: based at the Wellington
Closing date Friday 31st March 2017
We require a Head of Purchasing to manage the Bedding and Upholstery supply chain, through the development of its purchasing and supply strategy, to assure the negotiation of the best price, correct specification and timely supply of raw materials, other products and services.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the functions of the role will include:
Establish and implement purchasing strategies, policies, and procedures across the bedding and upholstery divisions; working with the Operations teams to ensure the Manufacturing Group benefits from economies of scale.
In liaison with the divisional management, provide leadership and development advice and training to Purchasing staff as and when required.
Collaborate with Operations Management to establish inventory safety stock levels, reorder amounts, and lead times for all raw materials; ensuring working capital targets are met.
Establish, build, and maintain relationships with all key suppliers.
Negotiate pricing, contracts, and payment terms with suppliers as well as establishing formal legal contracts where appropriate.
Introduce and oversee controls to ensure that order quantities are the most cost effective possible for material and freight costs.
Review and control the purchase order process for all raw materials or finished goods and outside services.
The successful candidate will have significant procurement experience with responsibility for the delivery of procurement benefits, including financial savings.