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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Town/CityDumfries & Galloway
LocationsDumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted24 July 2017

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You will be a confident user of Excel capable of analysing data to identify these opportunities, whilst gaining product knowledge at a faster than average pace. You will be an experienced negotiator capable of demonstrating cost savings against branded products.

Client Details

My client is a leading animal healthcare company offering veterinary supplies and solutions to over 26000 professionals. This position is based in Dumfries, Scotland and reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor


  • Maintain Fill Rate for Stocked lines at or above set goal of 98+% by ensuring effective replenishment through consistent open order book management
  • Manage customer back orders by working in conjunction with Purchasing Assistants to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service.
  • Maintain E3 parameters to ensure cost effective placement of orders on a daily basis to meet service and profit requirements
  • Attain Key Metrics as defined by the department lead related to E3 and order book maintenance
  • Actively seek best pricing through negotiation, market awareness and price list management
  • Ensure that all relevant supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system, working closely with the IM Gatekeepers to ensure all price lists are updated on a timely basis enabling the correct forward buy investment to be made
  • Ensure Freight costs are managed to optimise costs for the supply chain, working to best practice guidelines as defined by the department lead
  • Control inventory levels through focused activity on new item management, overstock management and maintenance of E3 parameters to ensure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working capital maximised
  • Develop supplier relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance
  • Develop internal relationships, influencing key internal customers to promote professional purchasing principals across the business ensuring timely communication and problem resolution.
  • Progress and achieve set objectives as defined by the Department Head on a yearly basis
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as required
  • In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed above, all positions are also responsible for:
  • Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.

  • Identify opportunities to improve margin by identifying new sources of supply from either the existing approved supply base or where necessary opening up new sources, completing the vendor due diligence process where necessary

  • Cost effectively negotiate supply agreements for a range of Special Products to secure best cost of acquisition to meet Customer demands

  • Manage the supply chain for key Special Product Vendors including sourcing upon request special products to meet customer requirements

  • Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain

  • Well-developed Influencing ability

  • Analytical / Logical

  • Results / Profit Orientated

  • Process Driven / Methodical

  • Creative / Innovative

  • Collaborative Nature

  • Professional Communication Style

  • Strong Administrative Skills, essential

  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple projects and daily tasks, essential

  • Education-Minimum A Level Standard required

  • Purchasing or Logistics Qualification preferred

  • Specialised Knowledge and Skills:

  • Microsoft Office (including outlook)

  • Microsoft Excel (advanced knowledge is required)

  • JDA E3 experience preferred

  • ERP system experience, system is bespoke so training will be provided

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Access

Job Offer

Attractive Salry plus benefits

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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