National Manufacturing / Assembly plant that imports and assembles goods for the Hardware, DIY, and retail groups seeks a Senior Procurement Manager to maintain the flow of stock into the company with regards to imported / local product.
And manage an Imports Clerk; Export Clerks; Costing Clerk
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage Buying department of local and imported products
Maintain a flow of correspondence relating to imports and local buying
Negotiate at all times the best price, service delivery, and T’s and C’s from suppliers and work out performance criteria for each
Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure ongoing feasibility
Performing risk assessments on potential contracts and agreements
Do ordering on a bulk blanket order approximately 6x a year to Brett Martin
Calculate lead times and forecast with the production department
Work with national sales departments and branches on the planning of stock
Continuous improvement of lead times and minimum stock levels of stock in the company
Anticipate for unforeseen events and prepare backup plans
Work with planner / scheduler to make sure that stock is of sufficient quantity
Ensure stock is of the correct quality
Continuously look for alternative products and suppliers as required by salespeople
Work with logistics for stock movements through the company
Overseeing and managing the IT systems that track shipments, inventory, and the supply of goods
Assist in continuous stock counts and accuracy of stock levels on ERP systems
Approving purchase orders and organizing and confirming delivery of goods and services.
Work with accountant / creditors clerk where needed on payments to Foreign Creditors
Research if required on new products, check pricing online items
Preparing procurement reports
Assist all administrators and departments where needed with stock takes and controls FYE stock Control
Skills and Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration.
Proven experience managing supply chain operations.
Knowledge of company ERP system
Knowledge of import / export procedures
In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
Knowledge of long forecast imports
Knowledge of Bond Store and 470 permit processes (470 new)
Knowledge of Computer programs
Knowledge of Stock Control
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access).
Management and leadership skills.
Highly organized and detail-oriented.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.