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European Purchasing Manager (German Speaking)
Manchester Up to £65,000 pa
Status Date Added Reference

Filled 06/11/2019 408GG
Company Profile:

Our client is an international software technology provider to the publishing sector.


European Purchasing Manager (German Speaking)
Purchasing, Supply Chain, Management, Business Development, Publishing, German Speaking, Sales, Customer service, Buying, Negotiating
Salary: £50,000 pa to £65,000 pa+ Bens
Location: Manchester
Ref: 408GG

The Role:
- Assist in creating and implementing a purchasing and sourcing strategy
- Maintaining optimum stock levels on all products of a predominantly European supplier base
- Meeting with suppliers towards establishing long-term Partnerships / Deals
- Travelling across Europe to meet suppliers (warehouse in Germany)
- Negotiating suppliers' prices and sourcing new products
- Managing selling prices / margins
- Dealing with the Supply Chain and Logistics
- Coordinating with different departments: Sales Team / Warehouse / Quality / Finance
- Negotiate with potential new suppliers

Candidate's Profile:

- Fluent in English and German (Written & Spoken)
- Proven experience in a strategic international purchasing role
- Extensive experience in Supplier management
- Flexibility to travel to travel is required (about 30%)
- Excellent organisational / managerial skills
- Computer literate in MS office applications and ERP systems
- Excellent communication and decision making skills
- Lots of initiative and common sense


£50,000 pa to £65,000 pa + Bens