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Junior Purchasing Manager

Job Title: Junior Purchasing Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stoke on Trent
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89594
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.42213.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 30, 2012 18:37

Job Description

This Stoke based business is looking for a Junior Purchasing Manager to drive and manage key relationships with suppliers of a key product. You will ensure that commercial return is maximised and that service levels are adhered to within a key area. The successful candidate will be responsible for: * Overseeing specific product groups within the mainstream product areas * Managing supplier relationships with regard to negotiations, new product launches, marketing spend * Delivering on profit and margin across key categories * Working closely with Supply Chain to suppliers to ensure accurate stock management & delivery of stock holding targets * Developing Marketing strategy for product ranges * Promotional initiatives, store Merchandising and multichannel opportunities * Sourcing and buying in products from key suppliers The ideal candidate will have: * Recent experience in Purchasing, or Retail Buying experience * Previous commercial experience * Strong analytical and numerical skills * Strong commercial awareness and the ability to influence at all levels If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please apply now.