Senior Purchaser


For our client,  leading international manufacturer and supplier of furniture fittings and architectural hardware we are looking for a Senior PURCHASER.


 Manage the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/ volume/ delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing of end-user feedback, follow up
on orders, etc.
 Accurate and timely processing of all purchase orders according to defined processes.
 Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and own area of responsibility.
 Assist with contract and catalogue development and execution.
 Facilitate bids, analysis and negotiations for goods and services.
 Manage supplier relationships to ensure continuity of goods and services that meet the quality, service and price performance standards of the company.
 Drive implementation of global/regional agreements.
 Working with stakeholders and leadership teams to implement and enforcing polices that increase spend visibility and compliance.
 Works closely with Finance teams to expedite receiving and AP processes.
 Collaborate and communicate effectively across different organizational levels, functions, businesses, and geographies to realize procurement goals and objectives.


Academic and Professional Experience:
 College degree in economics/Engineering or equivalent. Any type of certification in SCM would be an advantage (certification of completion and graduation required).
 You must have +2 years plus experience in Procurement, with a good ‘hands on’ understanding of MRP planning.

Skills & Attributes:
 Proven track record in developing operational plans and implementing against them
 Analytical, negotiation & problem resolution skills especially with external suppliers
 Excellent understanding of process engineering & cost analysis
 Proactive business orientation, with demonstrated attention to detail and high levels of accuracy in execution.
 Excellent SAP knowledge (MM and WHS)
 Excellent English knowledge ( writing and speaking)
 Proficient in MS Outlook MS Word and Excel,
 Able to work at a high level of autonomy with little supervision.
 Possess negotiation skills in dealing with internal and external customers.
 Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.