Purchasing ManagerConservatory Outlet Ltd is an industry-leading manufacturer of home improvement products spanning contemporary extensions, conservatories, orangeries, roofs, glass, windows and doors in both uPVC and ; Part of a £40m+ turnover Group that also owns and runs two of the North’s most successful retail installers, we’re proud to have been awarded ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ status at the Wakefield Business Awards.We are recruiting an experienced Purchasing Manager. You will play a pivotal role in the organisation, ensuring we have the correct stock levels and building and developing strong supplier relations You will be exceptionally organised, deliver daily stock reports and manage monthly stock takes, you will have a full overview of goods in and goods out and take full control and responsibility for the purchasing budget.You will have responsibility for the effective management of the Purchasing, Stores and Suppliers. You will be responsible for the site stock management, making sure the right stock levels are in the right stock locations and meet the needs of production. You will work closely with the team to ensure stock levels are maintained and continuously updated to reflect the business needs.You will have excellent negotiating skills, with a focus on negotiating the most competitive prices and ensuring excellent supplier performance.You will have the ability to “Make it Happen”, and possess excellent planning, communication and organisational skills. You will be an excellent problem solver and be able to make good decisions. You will have proven experience of team work, with strong leadership skills. You will be driven to meet deadlines, with a strong desire to achieve customer satisfaction. You will be highly motivated, with a “can-do” approach, enthusiastic and committed. You will know what it takes to achieve targets – and you’ll have the motivation to get results.We offer a competitive salary with supporting benefits package including pension and health cash plan. This is a fast-paced and evolving department, so be prepared to adapt well to change and suggest new improvements and ideas that will further support the growth of the business.Your key responsibilities and activities will include: • To manage the purchasing, stores and yard department, ensuring personnel are fully utilised• and the right people with the right skills, knowledge and experience are in place;• To be responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most• competitive prices;• To take responsibility for ensuring cost efficiencies and control the purchasing budget;• To implement the full process of the purchasing, stores and yard, ordering product, receiving deliveries, booking in and issuing out stock, profile checking and managing the completion of monthly stock takes.• To work with the Purchasing, Yard and Stores team to identify and implement improvements to systems and reporting procedures.• Manage the team, ensuring roles and responsibilities are clear and targets set.• To develop, assess, update and maintain all SOP’s and risk assessments.• Work closely with the staff team to ensure all stock levels are kept up to date and stock levels are continuously updated to reflect the business needs.Service Delivery • To forecast levels of demand for services and products to meet the business needs and keeping a constant check on stock levels;• To conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, reliability, quality and delivery schedules;• To liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;• To negotiate and agree contracts and monitor their progress, checking the quality of service provided;• To ensure the processing and checking of supplier invoices, proof of delivery and purchase orders;Operations • To maintain records of goods ordered and received;• To oversee the preparation and processing of requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment;• To develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures;• To forecast price trends and their impact on future business activities;• To develop the organisation's purchasing strategy;• To produce reports and statistics using computer software;• To ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives;• To develop the purchasing department vision, values and objectives aligning these with the company objectives and agreeing KPI’sPeople Management • To support & develop the purchasing, stores and yard team, providing coaching, mentoring, feedback and support to team leaders and supervisors;• To monitor performance and progress of the team identifying any skills gaps;• To ensure regular communication with the team to ensure the smooth operation of the whole department;• To manage the team performance, conduct team leader/supervisor quarterly performance reviews and support team leaders/supervisors to conduct their team annual performance reviews;• To review and agree department and individual business objectives, aligning these with the business objectives and agree team and individual key performance indicators;• To undertake regular one to one supervision with the team leaders/supervisors and ensure the team leaders/supervisors undertake these with their team members;• To develop and implement the departmental skills matrix, ensuring that the team have the appropriate training opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and performance;• To be responsible for the appropriate departmental staffing levels, working with HR if a staffing need is identified;• To ensure all staff are fully inducted into the business, including probationary reviews, identifying training needs and ensuring regular supervision;Person Attributes: • Experience of the window industry with sound working knowledge and experience of working in a similar role in a fast-moving company;• Excellent Purchasing, Yard and Stores experience with the ability to implement new initiatives and effective processes to manage products & timescales;• Knowledge of the window industry would be an advantage;• Good knowledge of Lean Stock Management would be an advantage;• You should be an assertive, confident, determined individual with the ability to manage a team and gain respect from colleagues;• The ability to coach, mentor and motivate a staff team;• Excellent planning and organisational skills with a disciplined approach and the ability to follow processes and produce measurable results;• The ability to demonstrate effective time management; • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with managers, employees and customers;• Excellent people management skills with the ability to motivate and mentor your team, undertake regular reviews with individuals, deliver tool box talks and team meetings and undertake one to one meetings and yearly performance reviews;• The ability to ensure processes are adhered to and results are delivered and measured in a timely and effective manner.