Procurement Assistant

Are you a Procurement professional looking to gain experience in the Manufacturing industry? Are you available for a 2-3 month temporary placement?

Our client, one of Kent’s leading manufacturers, is looking for a temporary Procurement Assistant with experience. You will be responsible for managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing and procurement agreements with new and existing suppliers.

You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your own workload and the ability to build business relationships quickly and easily.

Duties of the role include:
Managing and selecting suitable suppliers
Managing supplier relationships
Negotiate with suppliers on pricing and procurement agreements
Purchase products to meet production requirements
Manage a cost improvement process to meet a gross margin plan
Monitor delivery schedules and productions requirements
Take action to avoid shortages and excess stock
Monitor stock levels and advise on shortage or overstock
Manage the placement of orders to suppliers

This role will be based in Rochester, Kent, and would suit someone with their own transport as it is not near a train station.

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience in a relevant role
Excellent and demonstrable negotiating skills
Knowledge of procurement guidance and advice, standard document development and implementation, supply chain management, contract management, Contract law, EU procurement legislation, Supplier appraisal, or Supplier risk assessment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and a self-starter
Ability to influence at all levels
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent Microsoft Office skills

For more information, or to apply, send CVs to Ellie or call the office

Procurement Manager

Are you a Procurement Manager looking to take the next step in your career? Are you looking for more responsibility and a new challenge?

Our client, one of Kent’s leading manufacturers, is looking for a Procurement Manager with experience. You will be responsible for managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing and procurement agreements with new and existing suppliers.

You will need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your own workload and the ability to build business relationships quickly and easily.

Duties of the role include:
Managing and selecting suitable suppliers
Managing supplier relationships
Negotiate with suppliers on pricing and procurement agreements
Purchase products to meet production requirements
Manage a cost improvement process to meet a gross margin plan
Monitor delivery schedules and productions requirements
Take action to avoid shortages and excess stock
Monitor stock levels and advise on shortage or overstock
Manage the placement of orders to suppliers

This role will be based in Rochester, Kent, and would suit someone with their own transport as it is not near a train station.

The ideal candidate will have:

At least 3 years’ experience in a relevant role
Experience in all levels of procurement – from low cost purchases to major contract management
Excellent and demonstrable negotiating skills
Experience of successfully developing or implementing new procedures
Knowledge of procurement guidance and advice, standard document development and implementation, supply chain management, contract management, Contract law, EU procurement legislation, Supplier appraisal, or Supplier risk assessment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated and a self-starter
Ability to influence at all levels
Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent Microsoft Office skills

For more information, or to apply, send CVs to Ellie or call the office

Procurement Manager – Spanish Speaking

Procurement Manager

Monday to Friday – 9am to 5:30pm Full time, Permanent

Great Salary plus benefits which include; 25 days holiday, travel insurance, life insurance, critical illness cover, private medical insurance, private dental insurance, pension and bonus scheme.

Leading supplier of Fresh Produce seeking Spanish Speaking Procurement Manager near Maidstone.

We are looking for a Spanish Speaking Procurement Manager to work with a Fresh Produce Company.

Responsibilities as a Procurement Manager:

– Liaison with overseas suppliers on volumes, market prices, and agreeing to weekly programmes
– Developing competitive and sustainable programmes with leading international suppliers to help to grow the business
– To have a comprehensive understanding of the global market, to identify trends and capitalise on opportunities
– Monitoring supply from growers on a daily basis
– Strong working relationship with the sales team on and close collaboration supply vs customer requirements
– Managing and reviewing transport logistics for overseas sources
– Running weekly accounting, preparing any claims and managing P/L of overseas supplier accounts alongside Procurement Administration
– Liaison with accounts on invoices and claims
– Liaison with suppliers on short term availability, daily loadings, and making sure departure advices are received
– Weekly liaison with suppliers on prices and agreeing programmes
– Preparing weekly supplier programmes tailored to customer demand
– Managing logistics and load plans ex source for all countries, daily liaison with hauliers for all source countries where required
– Daily liaison with sales team and QC team on customer requirements in terms of volumes, quality and varieties
– Monitoring quality reports, stock rotation and packing charges
– Monitoring programme vs actual on deliveries to highlight any shortages/oversupply
– Preparation of supplier returns/invoicing incorporating any necessary claims, and monitoring P/L of overseas supplier accounts

As the Procurement Manager you will be able to demonstrate:

– Spanish Speaking
– Being organised
– Have good communication skills with a confident and articulate telephone manner
– Have extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the Fresh Produce industry

If you feel this opportunity could suit you please contact Vicky at KHR Recruitment on 01622 822810.