Purchasing Manager

Purchasing jobs >> Retail/Purchasing




Purchasing Manager

St Albans

Up to £35,000 + benefits

Monday – Friday 09:00-17:30

My client are market leaders within their sector, who are looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to join their team.

You will support, train and oversee a team of Assistant Buyers as well as hold key responsibility for purchasing of core vendors.

The Role;

* Responsible for placing and chasing more complexed orders with suppliers

* Responsible for placing project orders

* Ownership of key vendor purchasing

* Applying for special pricing where required for large quantity items and projects

* Stock forecasting for direct vendors

* Ongoing in stock analysis ensuring run rates are maintained

* Direct management responsibility for two Assistant Buyers, including allocating daily tasks and monitoring performance and be escalation point for the team and any other teams

* Work alongside marketing and vendors for events, webinars etc

* Daily PO approvals, checks carried out to ensure accuracy and maximisation of profit

* Creating KPIs for the team based on a range of metrics and objectives

* Continual improvement of the processes and procedures within the department

* Approval and evaluation of new and existing suppliers

* Keeping on top of slow-moving stock and proving analysis to relevant departments

* Fix and investigate any stock errors on the system that may arise with the Warehouse Managers input


* Minimum 5 years’ experience in a procurement role

* Minimum 1-year experience in management

* Experience of negotiating with key suppliers

* Experience of managing and developing others

* Understanding of KPIs in terms of structure and achievement

* Excellent communication skills

* Excellent planning skills

* Understanding of financial drivers in procurement

* Good understanding of Microsoft packages especially Excel

Due to a very high number of applications we are unable to come back to every candidate with feedback. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Your CV will be registered with us and we will keep you updated with any other positions that may be of interest. However please keep checking our website as new roles will be updated daily, Nouvo Recruitment wishes you the best of luck in your job search.

Nouvo Recruitment Ltd operate as an independent recruitment agency with over 20 years of experience supporting clients and candidates nationally across the UK
  • 1
  • Negotiable
  • None
  • None
  • CV-207920
  • Permanent
  • 0

How to Apply: Please click here to create a free Pure-jobs.com account and post your resume. Only logged in job seekers can apply for a job.

Find us at:

Never provide bank account, credit card details or any other financial information, or make any form of payment, when applying for a job. If you are ever asked to do this by a recruiter on Pure Jobs please click the Report button or contact us with the advertiser's company name and the title of the job vacancy. You should not send any money to anyone. A genuine employer with a job offer would never ask you to do this.

Report this job

Report a job

If you're concerned about a job advert, let us know and our quality team will investigate.

Your name(*)
Invalid Input

Your email address(*)
Invalid Input

Please select you reason(*)

Additional information(*)
Invalid Input

Invalid Input

Subscribe to updates from our blog


However, by continuing to use the site without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.