location_on 88b Triq Salvu Psaila, Birkirkara, Malta, Malta
15 days ago
Are you looking for the next step in your Purchasing career? Have you experienced running a large team in retail? One of our well-known clients in Malta is seeking a new Head of Purchasing. If you have what it takes, Ceek Recruitment would love to hear from you.
What is expected of you?
• Effectively manage and develop the purchasing team
• Allocate project work to Buying Managers
• Manage the categories, assortment building, and optimization
• Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements
• Source the best products, locally and internationally from different suppliers
• Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process
• Review current and develop new robust processes and procedures
• Prepare the yearly presentations of Team Structure and Budgets
• Issue tenders and manage evaluations
• Develop and support all the promotional activity settled by/with the marketing department
• Review stock levels and order products
• Plan for payment and delivery
• Manage sourced items to ensure company quality and certification expectations
What are you expected to bring?
• Experience in a similar role, preferably in retail
• Excellent communication skills in English
• Experience working in a product and consumer-focused business
• A degree in relevant areas including procurement, business administration, sales and marketing, management, or commerce
• Previous experience working in the retail industry is considered as an advantage
• Knowledge of the products and/or services available on the market
• Knowledge of competitors’ activities and pricing strategies
• Commercial and business awareness
• Finance and analytical skills
• Can work under pressure and be results-driven
• Possess strong business acumen
• Good leadership skills to be able to manage and motivate a team
What’s in it for you?
• Excellent salary and benefits package
• Well established company