Purchasing Coordinator/Manager

  • Location
    Livingston, West Lothian
  • Category
    Purchasing - Other Purchasing
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £ 26000 - £ 32000 / Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

*Are you an analytical, articulate, meticulous and experienced Purchasing Coordinator/Manager?


*Would you like to work for a market leading Corporate Clothing Company?


*Would you like a flexible home/office working pattern?


Office Angels Livingston are collaborating with an exciting market leader in corporate clothing to recruit for a Permanent Purchasing Manager. The role is perfect for someone who has a proven track working in a similar stock management role. The company have a flexible home/office working model, the office in Livingston, West Lothian with depending on workload therefore you must be open to both office and remote working. Office hours 9am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday, salary up to £32,000 depending on experience.


Role Overview


This well-established company is looking for a Purchasing Manager to manage its inventory, purchasing and analysis based on the company's demand, someone who will help to deliver sustained business growth and control of the company's stock.


This business is committed to creating positive working ethos where people are rewarded for using their initiative and recognised for their contribution. There is an opportunity for the candidate to succeed within the role and to be a contributor to the success of the company by analysing and controlling the overall company stocks.


Main responsibilities:



  • Analyising, and manage inventory levels and regular reviews of inventory projections with the Brand Managers to plan and arrange shipments with supply partners in Asia offices.

  • Analysis Sell Through data on a regular basis with the Brand Managers and Marketing team to ensure that accurate information is being used to control the stock availability and to ensure forward promotions can take place due to available stock levels.

  • Planning and scheduling production to ensure that priorities are programmed and in production to maintain availability levels.

  • Running weekly stock update meetings with the Teams to discuss service level, stock shortages, over stocks, product changes, future stock levels, weekly supplier partner schedules and agree replenishment purchase order levels.

  • Liasing with the Senior Team to maintain accurate forecast figures based on analysed sell through information to place accurate Purchase Orders (PO) for individual colour/styles with the manufacturing companies.

  • Creating the POs per SKU against the allocated supply partner.

  • Liaising with both internal and external import departments on delivery schedules.

  • Liaising with the supply partners on a regular basis ensuring that we have on time shipments, as per the contracts.

  • Analysis data to ensure that the stock availability levels is above the companies agreed target level.

  • Ensure that stock levels are accurate, and that the information available is correct to give to our customers.

  • Liaise with senior management on order and stock levels.

  • Prepare and issue from time to time, Purchase Orders for Supplier Partners

  • Work towards company set KPI's.

  • Preparing monthly overview reports, forecasts in line, future demands.


Experience and Attributes required:



  • Previous experience of stock management is an advantage, within multi-SKU's.

  • Preferred experience of Windows "Navision" software would be an advantage.

  • Good understanding or previous experience of computer model building within excel or access.

  • A methodical, analytical and process driven approach.

  • Self-motivated, Strong communicator and relationship building skills.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • The ability to handle multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong computer skills, advanced knowledge of Excel desirable.

  • The ability to present a plan and deliver.


Interested? Please call Nadia or Louise Wilson at Office Angels Livingston today 01506 832 250

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