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Purchasing Manager ref : 457001225
45,000 Wiltshire
15/02/2018 09:16:19

Purchasing Manager
Salary - £30k-£45k based on experience
Location: Wiltshire

Job Purpose -A key role to manage the worldwide procurement of products with focus being to develop the depth and breadth of a sustainable ground portfolio for the business. Create and maintain strong contractual relationships with our key suppliers ensuring a good mix of both competitive and exclusive rate agreements.

Responsibilities -
* Create and manage the annual briefing and contracting timetable with the Product teams.
* Develop and maintain key supplier relationships with jointly agreed vision and strategy agreements that are regularly reviewed. Nurture agreements to negotiate industry leading rates and unique products.
* Negotiated commercial agreements and marketing contributions with ground handlers.
* Monitor destination arrival statistics and seek strategic initiatives in order to drive incremental market share.
* Maintain and agree processes with the Operational team to ensure contracted products are operationally viable and provide an excellent customer experience.
* Work with the group to ensure we have access to group contracts and we have an operational booking process.
* Develop sales room night and rate data, year on year, competitor analysis and recommend rate requirements to help aid negotiations.
* Review customer feedback and look at ways to improve ground products and the customer experience with the product and service team. Manage any customer complaint escalations and drive compensation recovery where appropriate from suppliers.
* Understand pricing strategy, margins and volumes associated with each contracted product
* Review supplier performance and highlight any contractual risks to the Director team (including and financial risks from committed contracts)
* Create a contracting plan to support the Up-Sell Strategy (post booking / pre-departure sales)
* Ensuring strong and robust department processes are in place for contract filing, version controls, liability risk reviews and deadline achievement.

Skill set required:

* To have experience in a Purchasing Manager role
* A strategic approach with commercial awareness
* Able to evidence great contracting and negotiating skills
* Ability to build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers
* To be strong, pro-active, dynamic and passionate
* Must work well as part of a team
* Is able to communicate in a professional manner at all levels with both external and internal suppliers/customers.
* Great numeracy skills
* Great analytical skills and the ability to relay complex information in a concise way
* Ability to create excellent processes and identify improvements where required
* Able to work well under pressure, and cope with the demands of deadlines and targets
* Able to maintain great attention to detail.
* To be an Innovative thinker and creative problem solver
* Must be very organised with the ability to prioritise conflicting requirements.
* Microsoft Office (Excel / Word) to intermediate level.
* Able to evaluate bids/tenders and make recommendations as required
* Able to conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality
* Must have a strong customer service ethic

* Desirable
* To have experience of managing a team
* Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience
* CIPS qualification or equivalent qualification/experience

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds.

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