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Assistant Purchasing Manager (Retail/Food)

  • £Competitive
  • Permanent
  • Rest of the UK
  • Ref: 19739

Role: Assistant Purchasing Manager (Retail/Food)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Buckinghamshire
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Your Main responsibilities:

  • Work with equipment & decor suppliers and team members to manage performance and reduce total cost of ownership, maintaining a focus on delivering cost savings and contributing to the benefit tracker
  • Collate and analyse data to aid strategy formulation and decision-making, to support the development of long-term category strategies, and to prioritise project delivery
  • Deliver timely and accurate communications, product change overs, product information set-up requests
  • Support the delivery of projects using the internal Category Management and Project Management processes and tools to secure stakeholder buy-in, define the critical path, provide clear feedback and progress reports Upon successful completion of an induction period you will also be responsible for managing a defined category or categories in line with category management principles
  • According to the category plans, deliver value to Franchise Owners using appropriate methodologies such as strategic sourcing, benchmarking, value engineering, creating long term partnerships, etc.
  • Build a good understanding of cost structures, supply/value chains, and total cost of ownership of nominated categories and products
  • Support the establishment of contracts with suppliers ensuring clarity and visibility of commercial terms agreed through the appropriate documentation
  • Support the setting of clear KPI’s and targets with nominated approved suppliers, and support regular reviews which focus on continuous improvement
  • Address and resolve any ongoing performance issues with nominated Equipment & Decor suppliers
  • Work collaboratively with the other members of the Equipment Team and other departments

Your essential skills required:

  • Strong commercial, negotiation and numerical aptitude
  • Purchasing experience – with direct supplier/category responsibility
  • Computer literate (intermediate or advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills)
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Able to prioritise effectively and meet demanding deadlines
  • Proven track-record of working cross-functionally to deliver improvement projects on time

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