Head of Buying - Monmouthshire
Head of Buying jobs
As a departmental lead, Head of Buying is a role involving supporting, designing and implementing market-leading strategies.
With strong commercial acumen, this person will manage relationships with suppliers and oversee revenue and cost budgeting. Effective negotiation will ensure ROI and Head of Buyers will constantly be reviewing new sourcing opportunities as well as being involved in new product development. As a profit centre in its own right, the buying department is central to an organisation’s commercial gain.
A Head of Buying will have a multi-disciplinary role, looking after short, mid and long-term projects, chairing monthly divisional operational meetings and advising the business on key developments. The individual will typically work with other areas of the business to ensure individual brand objectives, as well as group objectives, are met.
The skills required
As an experienced manager, you will require at least 5 years’ proven track record of overseeing a team. Strong negotiation skills are mandatory, with experience of strategic purchasing.
An ability to lead, influence and coach others is vital for this role as well as the capability to work in a fast-moving, demanding environment that requires strong organisational skills. Highly numerate, IT literate and analytical, you will be someone who remains calm under pressure and be an adept communicator.
Flexibility is key as well as being self-driven, honest and capable of driving team member development. It’s important you are confident to challenge accepted ways of buying, and continually strive to innovate.
You will be an experienced project manager with excellent presentation skills and able to effectively report to all parts of the business, including company directors.
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Head of Buying Jobs in Monmouthshire
Tucked right down in the south east corner of Wales is Monmouthshire. It shares borders with England (Gloucestershire and Herefordshire) and Glamorgan to the west. The largest settlement is Abergavenny, with about 15,000 population, followed by Chepstow, Caldicot and Monmouth, each with around 10,000. Both Severn Bridges arrive in Wales in Monmouthshire, although the eastern bridge passes over a small part of Gloucestershire first.
Monmouthshire is a relatively rural county, although there are population centres on the southern coast onto the Bristol Channel. The bridges provide excellent links between Bristol and Newport and Cardiff beyond, and these cities are the prime locations if you’re seeking Head of Buying jobs and are prepared to commute. That said, such positions do appear in Monmouthshire from time to time.
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