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Job Title

Purchasing Manager


Hartley People Recruitment




Hartley People are looking to recruit a Purchasing Manager for an exciting opportunity with a Limerick based company. This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your career. The Role: Working with Purchasing group to developing the strategic direction of the brand and products in a range of categories through improving the range and quality of purchases. Sourcing new suppliers of quality products and negotiating with existing accounts and new suppliers with a view to maximising sales and margin always. Selection, approval and management of vendors for the supply of goods for resale completing all contracts and supply agreements. Analysing and evaluating purchasing/ sales trends, and identifying and exploiting opportunities and addressing gaps in the product range. Maintenance of material inventories within agreed KPIs, while minimising excess, obsolete and expired products. Generating buying range plans for all categories to meet forecasted demands and sales orders. Manage a team of 10, buyers and administrators, to ensure the availability of product to meet sales demand. Analysing consumer buying patterns and predicting future trends; regularly reviewing performance indicators with sales. Review customer offerings and refine / develop sustainable customer solutions to provide true points of difference and added value. Find a better way, harnessing creative ideas and promoting agility, in a quality driven “customer focused” environment. Review operating systems, procedures and practices on an ongoing basis, recommending any changes to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency to reduce costs. The Person: Be a buying professional with a successful management track record in a busy trading environment. Be commercially aware, with a thorough understanding of modern progressive purchasing concepts. Experience in delivering range presentations; incorporating a financial and strategic perspective to a varied audience including senior teams. Have experience or insight into the Category Management function and work to increase sales through effective category/space management practices. Have experience in Range planning – category review process. Supplier strategy – demonstrate understanding of the process and previous successes. Ability to work to stock budgets whilst delivering Sales and Margin Budgets. Have a degree or similar qualification in Purchasing / Business / Retail. Be numerate and IT literate, and be familiar with the following software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Hartley People Recruitment work to the highest ethical standards within our industry and we value the trust that you place in us when you send your CV. We can provide a full consultation in confidence and we guarantee that your CV will not be sent to any of our clients without your prior consent. For immediate consideration please call Eamonn on 051-878813 or email your CV in response to this job posting. This job originally appeared on

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340 days ago