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Purchasing Manager - GNFR

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Purchasing Manager - GNFR

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsCheshire, Cumbria, Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 February 2019

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Global retailer looking for a Purchasing Manager to focus on GNFR spend for new store launches.

Client Details

High performing retailer showing a continued strong financial performance in tough market conditions


  • Work cross functionally with internal departments to achieve objectives and critical paths.
  • Manage supplier’s products, performance and pricing, negotiating and challenging as and when required.
  • Budget management
  • Communicate and manage expectations across diverse stakeholders with project reporting.
  • Provide input and review change to increase cost and productivity across the concept execution
  • Manage timelines taking in consideration any additional contributing factors such seasonal habits including; peak trade, public holidays etc.
  • Be able to bring the project together from multiple sources of information, going through required checks to ensure all parts of the project have been covered for a seamless execution.
  • Liaising and planning with multiple internal teams to ensure projects are delivered effectively
  • Risk management and problem solving, considering cost, communication and meeting expectations at all times.

  • Experience in the Retail industry and GNFR spend, in particular Indirect / FM / Fixtures / Fascias
  • Must be able to manage own workload
  • Proficient in change management with the ability and flexibility to work within defined framework
  • Project Management skills with ability to mitigate risks and issues, reacting quickly under own autonomy and escalating adequately
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams, influencing, facilitating and negotiating with stakeholders when necessary
  • Ability to move from strategic planning to detailed level tasks seamlessly
  • The ability to manage projects within uncertain environments with fluctuating requirements
  • Thorough and diligent
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment while maintaining precision and keeping within deadlines
  • Confident and calm under pressure or in conflict

Job Offer

A truly unique role with a growing business with a global footprint.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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