Purchasing Team Leader

Job Description

Role purpose:
Lead the purchasing team in executing best practices and measuring performance through agreed upon Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Plans, manages, and coordinates all activities related to the inventory and procurement of necessary goods and supplies needed to meet the changing levels of demand. Develops appropriate supply chain strategy to maximize customer satisfaction at the lowest possible cost.

* Salary comes with 10% annual bonus, pension, life cover, phone and laptop

General Tasks:
Inventory Management
Supplier Relationships
Data Analytics and metrics

Key Relationships:
National Operations Manager
Wider organisation management team
Direct reports
Key stakeholders at HQ

Key responsibilities:

  • Strong leadership including coaching, developing, and mentoring to develop a high performing team.
  • Improving efficiencies and ways of working within supply chain
  • Drive continuous improvement.
  • Ensure adherence to our group compliance and ethics policies.
  • Managing key parts of supply chain logistics.
  • Manage flow of goods and supplies to ensure timely delivery.
  • Develop strong relationships with our key strategic partners.
  • Optimize inventory and supply chain activities based on demand.
  • Expedite and resolve any shipping, delivery, ordering or system issues that may impact expected inventory replenishment targets in timely manner.
  • Promote cost effectiveness, develop and maintain policies on general logistics procedures.
  • Negotiate contracts, policies and deadlines with suppliers.
  • Monitor prices by product and vendor.


Experience, Skills and Knowledge
Be able to demonstrate and ability to lead multiple culturally diverse high performing team.
Minimum two years’ experience in leading a team.
Experience dealing with goods coming from the United Kingdom and what’s required for importing into Ireland.
Experience dealing with customer forecasts on future stock requirements.
Strategic thinker with an understanding of the business’s constraints and opportunities with the ability to provide a consistent value proposition.
Strong leadership skills, including coaching, the ability to build and lead an intent based team, succession planning, performance management and career development.
Commercially aware, with the ability to collaborate cross functionally.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
In-depth knowledge of our supply chain structure and good understanding of effective distribution management.
A high level of organizational skills


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