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Manager FMCG

Hunters Recruitment


Manager FMCG


Salary – negotiable depending on experience and suitability, £40,000 - £50,000

A proactive, experienced and confident FMCG Manager - Purchasing and Logistics - is required for Hunters’ client, an extremely busy and very fast growing creative company enjoying sustained success. The Purchasing and Logistics Manager is a demanding position that requires good management skills, good technical & IT skills and a thorough knowledge of Import & Export. Reporting to the NPD Director, the Purchasing and Logistics Manager will play a key strategic role within the business. Relevant industries: manufacturing, fmcg, fashion, creative, jewellery, gadgets and Far East purchasing. The team roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Competencies Required - Purchasing and Logistics Manager

·Excellent people management skills ideally within a wholesale environment

·Demonstrate excellent Knowledge of Purchasing& QA processes

·Excellent IT skills, Navision, Office (Excel to high standard), Email and Internet

·Knowledge of Import/Export shipping and documentation and process

·Hands on and flexible attitude

·High attention to detail

·Health & Safety conscious

Key Responsibilities - Purchasing and Logistics:

General management of the purchasing and logistics team, 14+ reports;

Produce and maintain reporting weekly, monthly and annually KPI’s for the departmental and supplier performance

Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand for services and products

Assess, manage and mitigate risks

Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

Optimize stock levels, managing and reporting the stock rating

Work with NPD & QA to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality

Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;

Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers

Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided

Process and approve payments and invoices

Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies

Produce reports and statistics using Jet reporting software

Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives

Attend meetings and trade conferences where required

Qualifications and Experience

Significant experience in a Purchasing & QA environment

Expertise is Navision would be very welcome.

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