Buying Manager

Düsseldorf, Germania

Job Type

Full Time

Travel Retail

About the Role

We are currently recruiting a Buying Manager for a travel retail brand in Düsseldorf.

Job Description

Responsibilities:


  • Develops a purchasing strategy.

  • Reviews and processes purchase orders.

  • Manages other members of the purchasing team.

  • Maintains records of goods ordered and received.

  • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with vendors.

  • Selects prospective vendors and negotiates contracts.

  • Evaluates vendors based on quality, timeliness, and price.

  • Schedules deliveries and ensures timely fulfillment of orders.

  • Researches and evaluates vendors to compare pricing and services.

  • Coordinates with fellow managers to monitor inventory and determine supply needs.

  • Ensures quality of procured items and addresses problems when they arise.

  • Keeps up with trends in procurement.

  • Travels to vendor locations.

  • Stays current with purchasing technology trends and oversees purchase and implementation, as necessary.


Qualifications/Skills:


  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Effective communication skills.

  • Negotiation skills.

  • Research and analytical skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Attention to detail.


Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Degree in supply chain management, logistics, or business administration preferred.

  • 2-3 years’ experience as a purchasing manager or agent.

  • Experience using procurement software and databases.

  • Supervisory experience.

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