Purchasing Manager PORTO
SpotON Connections
Rua Andrade Corvo, Lisboa, Portugal
há 4 dias
source : SAPO

Descrição da Empresa

SpotOn Connections offers international recruitment solutions and career consultancy for all industries across Europe. We deliver a premium service at all stages of the recruitment process, taking the time to get to know our clients and candidates on a personal level so that we can make the perfect match.

Our network of consultants come from a recruitment background, with particular specialisation on the finance, legal, technical, and multilingual industries.

We pride ourselves on our ability to fully understand the needs of both our clients and candidates, building long term relationships that are mutually beneficial to all.

Our highly tailored approach to recruitment ensures that we know exactly what individuals are looking for and allows us to match the correct profile to the correct role across all functions, ranging from entry level to senior level positions.

We currently have more than twenty five staff working at our offices in Malta and Portugal, and will be opening a new office in Ireland at the start of 2018.

We ensure that we are constantly updated on the market place, current trends, business news, and job opportunities within every sector that we recruit for, and we are constantly looking to expand into new areas as demand for our offerings continues to increase.

Detalhe da Função


The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for buying the best quality equipment, goods and services at the most competitive prices to enable the company or organization to operate.

Our client is a medical device manufacturing company so experience and knowledge in this field shall be a benefit, but is not required.

You will be directly involved in the purchasing of :

  • Medical Device components to make a product that a company sells
  • Medical Device products to sell directly
  • Medical goods and services for use by the company
  • Through effective negotiation, networking and dealing with numbers, you will help the business or organization to save money and increase profits.

    You may also deal with other factors such as sustainability, quality assurance, risk management and ethical issues.

    Responsibilities :

    Forecast levels of demand for services and products

    Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality

    Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers

    Request relevant documentation to ensure the quality of the purchased goods

    Build and maintain good relationships With New And Existing Suppliers

    Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided

    Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future

    Develop strategies to make sure that cost savings and supplier performance targets are met - or exceeded

    Undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements

    Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

    Keep a constant check on stock levels

    Give presentations about market analysis and possible growth

    Develop a purchasing strategy

    Produce reports and statistics on spending and saving

    Evaluate Bids and Make Recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors

    Ensure Suppliers Are Aware Of Business Objectives

    Attend Meetings And Trade Conferences

    Train and Supervise the work of other members of staff.

    Requirements :

    As this is a high-profile role in the corporate sector, a smart, business-like appearance is essential.

    There is a high level of responsibility, which can be challenging.

    Some local, regional and international travel is expected. Long journeys may involve staying away from home for short periods.

    You may need to travel abroad to attend trade shows or set up business agreements with new contacts.

    Although this area of work is open to all graduates, the following degree subjects may improve your chances : Business studies / Engineering / Management / Marketing / Operations management / Purchasing and logistics / Purchasing and supply / Retail management / Supply chain management.

    Previous business experience, especially gained in buying and selling, is important. Relevant work experience, for example as a purchasing assistant or junior buyer, will help you in this job.

    Skills :

    You will need to have :

    Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills (in English)

    Commercial awareness

    Experience in working in an ISO13485 certified environment is desired

    Strong analytical ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships

    Numeracy skills in order to analyze facts and figures

    The ability to lead and motivate a team

    A flair for negotiation and networking

    Tact and diplomacy

    The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines

    Strong project management skills

    Time management skills and the ability to deliver to deadlines


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