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Purchasing/Procurement Manager


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About Us

Established in 1985 with our roots still firmly in the North of Scotland, here at Macgregor Industrial Supplies, we pride ourselves on delivering the most cost-effective industrial supplies and providing the best value-added services, all without compromising on quality.

With our unrivalled technical knowledge and expertise across our divisions, we understand our customers’ needs to consistently deliver a first-class service. At Macgregor’s we aren’t stagnant, we will always rise to a challenge and strive to make the impossible possible which is why we have such strong relationships with our customers, suppliers, and colleagues.

We pride ourselves on our diversity and every voice, idea and opinion is respected here. With integrity, enthusiasm, tenacity, and diligence as our foundation, we are on a mission to become Scotland’s leading industrial supplier. Are you ready to join us in this next challenge?

Job Overview

We are currently going through an exciting period of growth and as such are looking for an experienced and dedicated Purchasing/Procurement Manager to join our newly structured Operations Management Team. With the full support of the Senior Management Team, you will lead your own team in developing and implementing a purchasing strategy to support sales growth, the management of cash flow and increase profitability.

This is to be a varied role working in conjunction with the Senior Management Team, Key Suppliers, Showroom and Branch Managers as well as Product Managers to analyse and ascertain the best products and ensure we deliver the best quality and value in a timely manner.

Your key responsibilities will include but not be limited to;

• Understanding our customers needs and requirements to effectively communicate these with our suppliers.

• Building strong relationships with key suppliers.

• Auditing contracts and agreements with our existing suppliers and renegotiating/ amending as required.

• Working with Managers and Department heads throughout the business to influence product distribution to maximise sales order fulfilment, reduce stock holding and improve stock accuracy.

• Analysing supplier performance, producing reports and ensuring buying parameters are maintained and recorded to deliver data and findings to the SMT on a regular basis.

• Lead, motivate, engage, and develop the purchasing team to ensure each individual’s skill set is best utilised.

• Support your team by conducting appraisals and identifying training opportunities.

• Set clearly defined objectives and product purchasing authority and ensure the team is aware of those levels.

In return, you can expect to be part of a friendly team, you will be given training opportunities and full support of the SMT to carry out your role properly and effectively.

Our current benefits package includes;

• Pension Scheme

• Death in Service Benefit

• Cycle to Work Scheme

• Staff Discount

• Additional holiday accrual for continued service

In order to fulfil this role, you will ideally have strong commercial knowledge and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the organisation. You’ll have proven experience in managing a team and will have a demonstratable understanding of purchasing/ inventory processes, measure, and controls.

Excellent negotiation skills are a must, and you will have excellent attention to detail along with a highly analytical and methodical approach.

It would also be advantageous to be a member of a recognised Purchasing body and prior knowledge or experience of a similar organisation.

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