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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.

Responsibilities:

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

Salary:

£50,000 pa to £65,000 pa + Bens