Role details

Purchasing Manager

City of London   •   £50 - £51   •  Temporary

Bullet points

  • A Fixed Term Contract Role
  • With a leading UK Retailer

About Our Client

A globally known retailer who are based in the UK. Mainly focusing on the fashion industry so experience or interest in fashion is needed.

Job Description

  • Leading role in procurement of specific categories including security & associated services, supplier selection process, negotiating commercial terms to ensure value, service and performance from the suppliers.
  • Development, planning and inception of new strategies for Purchasing to deliver both improved levels of service and value for money to our business, compile business recommendation papers.
  • Manage one Buyer in the team, setting objectives and achievable targets for career development.
  • Hold regular meetings with all major suppliers to give and receive information on performance and develop these relationships to provide better value and innovation for the company.
  • Understand the markets and potential suppliers for any category in order to develop better suppliers, more appropriate specifications and greater value for the brand.
  • Contribute to the annualised Purchasing cost saving target, ensuring maximum leverage and total cost of ownership is minimised.
  • Compiling both tender and contract documentation, having a clear understanding of the contractual implications for all terms contained within final contract.

The Successful Applicant

  • Purchasing Professional with 5+ years experience, preferably in a large / medium size company with a significant purchasing spend.C.I.P.S membership desirable.
  • A well rounded person, capable of networking with colleagues across Arcadia in order to participate successfully in cross functional teams.
  • Trustworthy with high ethical standards.
  • Capable of working in an independent self directed manner, strong enough to handle occasional conflict, yet also work openly as a team member and establish robust working relationships with colleagues across the business.

What's on Offer

Fixed Contract for 6 months offering £50k.

The role will also have the potential to go permanent.

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