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Junior Purchasing Manager - Equipment & Decor

Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 11 months ago Reference: X3-310607

Junior Purchasing Manager - Equipment & Decor

Location: High Wycombe

The company:

A purchasing company based in High Wycombe is now looking for a junior purchasing manager to join the warm and friendly commercial department ASAP. Working with the worlds largest sandwich franchise they are keen to welcome someone to the team.

Accountable for:

  • Ensuring compliance to the purchasing process on products, pricing and contract management
  • Ensuring benefit tracking and cost tracking data is always updated and accurate
  • Obtaining information from Franchisees and suppliers as required
  • Supporting the creation and delivery of category plans for nominated Equipment and Décor items
  • Managing the cost of nominated categories required to build a restaurant
  • Managing and reporting on the performance of nominated Equipment and Décor suppliers

Performance Measures:

  • Contribution to benefit tracker (savings)
  • Completing accurate research and analysis to support purchasing decisions and the development of category plans
  • Ensuring new or changed products are delivered into the supply chain in a timely manner
  • Ensuring pricing and product data is accurate at all times and all changes are made in a timely manner
  • Relevant equipment team and personal targets as decided annually

Principal responsibilities:

  • Work with nominated 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 candidate 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
  • Support  Operations and Equipment Development with product evaluation, field testing and implementation where applicable

Qualifications, skills and knowledge:

  • Strong commercial, negotiation and numerical aptitude
  • Purchasing experience – with direct supplier/category responsibility
  • Experience of international and cross-cultural working is an advantage
  • 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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