Head of Purchasing and Sourcing Job in Malta | Apply Now

Head of Purchasing and Sourcing

  • Malta
  • Posted 2 months ago

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Position Summary

  • The Head of Purchasing will manage the buying team which plays a vital part in sourcing, negotiating, and delivering the best goods at optimum prices to our clients within our Home Improvement retail network.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities for Head of Purchasing and Sourcing Job in Malta

  • The primary focus of the head of purchasing position is to effectively manage and develop our diverse purchasing team
  • Allocate project work to Buying Managers based on workload and skill set
  • Manage all aspects of the team including appraisals, setting KPI’s according to the top management’s directions, recruitment and trainings.
  • Category management and assortment building and optimization.
  • Understand consumer trends to plan a strategy in line with market requirements.
  • Sourcing the best products, locally and internationally.
  • Include sustainability both in category management and in the sourcing process.
  • Review current and develop new robust processes and procedures.
  • Present Team Structure and Budgets for the next Financial Year (turnover, mark-up, stocks, rebates) and make sure to keep on track.
  • Develop and maintain constructive relationships with new and existing suppliers.
  • Issue tenders (RFI/RFQ) and carry out the evaluation process.
  • Negotiate prices as well as contract terms and conditions with suppliers.
  • Develop rebate plans.
  • Develop and support all the promotional activity settled by/with marketing department.
  • Sign and improve contractual conditions with suppliers.
  • Review stock levels and order products. Follow-up on Logistics.
  • Plan for payment and delivery.
  • Make sure that the sourced items have the requested quality and certifications as per group policy.
  • Prepare reports and present them to senior management.

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions 

  • Work in office on a full-time basis, occasionally spending time in warehouses, stores, competition visits and fairs.

Education & Licenses Required

  • Experience in a similar role – Head of Purchasing / Purchasing Lead -preferably in retail.
  • Experience working in a product and consumer-focused business, (preferably DIY or home improvement retailers – but not mandatory)
  • Requires a university degree (qualification at MQF Level 4 or higher) in relevant areas including procurement, business administration, sales and marketing, management, or commerce.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Qualities/ Tools & Equipment used in this position

Is expected to have:

  • An understanding of the retail industry the organisation is operating in
  • Knowledge of the products and/or services available on the market
  • Knowledge of competitors’ activities and pricing strategies
  • Commercial and business awareness
  • Financial skills
  • Analytical skills
  • The ability to adapt to different client needs
  • Leadership skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills in English and preferably also Maltese • IT skills • Numerical skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Time management skills and the ability to cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to persuade, influence, negotiate and network successfully
  • The ability to build long-lasting business relationships.
  • A results-driven approach
  • An entrepreneurial mindset
  • Attention to detail
  • Business acumen
  • Confidence
  • Constructive attitude
  • Flexibility
  • Perseverance

Terms

  • Free Joining tickets
  • Work Permit provided
  • Medical Insurance provided
  • VFS expenses in India on candidates
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