Head of Purchasing

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This qualification is suitable for anyone who works in the HR field, aspiring to study the field of HR.

Head of Purchasing

Our client provides superior materials and services to the building industry. They are currently seeking to recruit a Head of Purchasing to join their team.


The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Managing and developing our diverse purchasing team;
  • Allocating project work to Buying Managers based on workload and skill set;
  • Managing all aspects of the team including appraisals, setting KPI’s according to the top management’s directions, recruitment and trainings;
  • Taking care of category management, assortment building and optimization;
  • Understanding consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements;
  • Sourcing the best products, locally and internationally;
  • Including sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process;
  • Reviewing current and developing new robust processes and procedures;
  • Presenting Team Structure and Budgets for the next Financial Year;
  • Developing and maintaining constructive relationships with new and existing suppliers;
  • Issuing tenders and carrying out the evaluation process;
  • Negotiating prices as well as contract terms and conditions with suppliers;
  • Developing rebate plans;
  • Developing and supporting all the promotional activity settled by/with marketing department;
  • Signing and improving contractual conditions with suppliers;
  • Reviewing stock levels and ordering products whilst following-up on Logistics;
  • Planning for payment and delivery;
  • Making sure that the sourced items have the requested quality and certifications as per group policy; and,
  • Preparing reports and presenting them to senior management.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Be in possession of an MQF Level 4 or higher in relevant areas, such as business administration, sales or marketing and procurement;
  • Have previous experience in a similar role, ideally within the retail sector; and,
  • Have previous experience working in a product and consumer-focused business.



The ability to work within a team as well as taking own initiatives is essential for this post.  The ideal candidate must be organised and must be able to coordinate and communicate well with others.


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