Head of Purchasing

Malta  |  €35,000 - €50,000 

Our client operates in the retail sector. As they are growing, they would like to engage a Head of Purchasing to join their team

The Role

  • You will manage the buying team ensuring sourcing, negotiating, and delivering the best goods at optimum prices to clients
  • Allocate project work to Buying Managers based 
  • Manage all aspects of the team including appraisals, setting KPI’s according to the top management’s directions, recruitment and trainings
  • Category management and assortment building and optimization
  • Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements
  • Sourcing the best products, locally and internationally
  • Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process
  • Review current and develop new robust processes and procedures
  • Present Team Structure and Budgets for the next Financial Year (turnover, mark-up, stocks, rebates) and make sure to keep on track
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Issue tenders (RFI/RFQ) and carry out the evaluation process
  • Negotiate prices as well as contract terms and conditions with suppliers
  • Develop and support all the promotional activity settled by/with marketing department
  • Sign and improve contractual conditions with suppliers
  • Review stock levels and order products. Follow-up on Logistics
  • Plan for payment and delivery
  • Make sure that the sourced items have the requested quality and certifications as per group policy
  • Prepare reports and present them to senior management





Skill-sets and Requirements

  • Experience in a similar role – Head of Purchasing / Purchasing Lead -preferably in retail
  • Have commercial and business awareness
  • Have financial and analytical skills
  • Have a good business acumen
  • Be results driven

Job Reference: IA241

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  • Job type
    Full Time
  • Employment level
    Senior Management
  • Employer industry
    Construction, Retail
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