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Candle Shack | Buyer

Escape Recruitment are excited to be working with our exclusive entrepreneurial client who due to year on year growth have created a new role for a Demand/Production Planner within their busy Supply Chain Team.

Candle Shack's business is growing fast and they cover an increasing and complex portfolio of products and services. The Buyer will be required to work closely with Production, Marketing, R&D and Customer Service teams and have responsibility for Procurement and Supplier Management activities for all spend under management ensuring material availability and product margin targets are achieved.

The role is a truly cross-functional role and will require excellent relationship management and negotiation skills.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and implement procurement strategy for all categories, including indirect categories
  • Develop strong and effective relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Implement a suitable supplier performance programme to embed a continuous improvement culture with key suppliers and make data driven decisions
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with CS supply base and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practise tools and methods
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Act as first Escalation point to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers and make recommendations to Senior Management
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a culture of continuous improvement
  • Explore alternate suppliers for products and services

Knowledge and Experience required for the role:

  • A proven track record of operating as a Buyer within a manufacturing organisation
  • Experience of Supplier Management
  • Assertive, optimistic, and open to change
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Confident decision maker
  • Ability to understand and interrogate ERP system
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean manufacturing experience
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Professional planning/Supply Chain qualification desirable

If you are looking to develop your Supply Chain career within a Values Driven, Passionate and Entrepreneurial Growing Organisation then please apply below or send your CV to shuna.boyle@escaperecruitment.com

Escape Recruitment are appointed recruiters for Candle Shack and direct applications will be forwarded to Escape for consideration.


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