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Purchasing and Stock Control Manager

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  • Ref: DT 414

This is an important and varied management role, where you will be responsible for the forecasting, stock management, procurement and warehousing for the ingredients for the Exeter division. 

Purchasing and Stock Control Manager responsibilities include...

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and negotiate annual purchasing contracts for raw materials.
  • Actively identify, find and setup new strategic processors alongside technical support for continued supply, growth and opportunities within the market.
  • Manage all supplier relationships through contract negotiations, supply chain mapping, best practises and ongoing support to ensure a streamlined process.
  • Evaluate seasonal demand, forecasts, reports and inside market knowledge
  • Management of the stock-flow of goods
  • Identifying seasonal peaks and correct levels of stock required for each product
  • Design, create and oversee a range of reports for supply chain, sales and purchasing.
  • Create and manage a range of KPI’s to identify issues, opportunities and find solutions to streamline processes, reduce costs and improve profit.
  • Ensure all stock is accompanied by appropriate documentation throughout the supply chain.
  • Proactively contribute to development requirements of Stock Management IT systems.
  • Minimize stock holding value whilst ensuring optimal service level to clients.
  • Minimize stock write-off figure through effective stock management.
  • Use multiple delivery contracts to forecast stock requirements.
  • Raw material planning for production.
  • Identify and manage new storage and haulier opportunities to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and meet the ever increasing demand from the business.

Purchasing and Stock Control Manager requirements include...

Required Skills and Experience: 

·         Relevant purchasing/stock control experience in a high volume, multi SKU manufacturing industry is essential for this role.

·         Experience demonstrating cost saving solutions implemented in previous roles.

·         Integrity and credibility with a track record of delivery of financial targets.

·         Strong leadership skills that demonstrate a capability to motivate.

·         Good networker and negotiator.

·         Ability to handle high levels of pressure and critical decision-making.

·         Direct purchasing experience in an FMCG business.

·         Previous experience of buying food/drink would be advantageous.

·         Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) would be advantageous.

There is a competitive salary on offer, a good benefits package and based in an easily accessible location in Exeter. You will work Monday to Friday (09:00-17:30) however on occasions it may be necessary to work more hours to fulfil the role. There will be a requirement for travelling and unsociable hours are attached to the role.


For more information on this fantastic opportunity and for further details on how to apply please contact Dan at Cathedral Appointments.

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