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PURCHASING & SUPPLMANAGER


 
About Frugi

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

We have been earmarked by The Sunday Times Fast Track Ones to Watch list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards, expanded to more than 100 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £500k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it...

 
About you

With a background in Procurement Management you’ll be highly experienced in maintaining excellent supplier relationships and ensuring delivery timelines are met. You’ll be brimming with ideas to continue to improve processes and accuracy. You’ll be computer literate and super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

 
Your Role in a Nutshell

You will be responsible for ordering stock to delivering the seasonal collections on time in full, whilst maintaining the accuracy of product data, business wide communication and maintaining supplier relationships within strict ethical guidelines to meet company objectives.

 
Your Key Responsibilities
  • Analyse Sales Orders and consumer to propose, optimise and coordinate seasonal buy to planned seasonal budget.
  • Responsible for the on-time delivery of stock into global warehouses including identifying potential delivery issues and coordinating solutions, escalating significant issues and working to minimise the commercial impact.
  • Oversee the coordination of India QC team to ensure capacity to fulfil inline inspections and final AQLs can be completed on time in full to meet delivery plans.
  • Oversee all bulk raw material ordering and work with team ensuring timely approvals against the agreed critical path.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with nominated suppliers including packaging source; being the main point of escalation for all production related queries
  • Build and oversee relationship with 3rd party logistics provider to ensure best rates, systems management and terms of contract are maintained. 
  • Manage and maintain all order placements across whole supply chain including bulk shipment approvals, lead times reduced, costs optimised, ethical and organic standards met.
  • Coordinate seasonal capacity planning for both raw materials and finished product to ensure availability of production space in accordance with the calendar and delivery schedule.
  • Partner with merchandising and buying teams to finalize seasonal supplier contracts, including prices and margins, and provide Head of Buying & Supply with seasonal analysis across suppliers and categories.
  • Management and development of a small team.
  
Essential Skills
  • Highly experienced in Procurement Management.
  • Creative and innovative thinker and ‘out of the box’ problem solver.
  • Commercial acumen and good analytical skills with the ability to apply sound judgement to business issues
  • Experience liaising effectively with 3rd party suppliers, logistics partners or international factories.
  • Excellent communicator in the spoken and written word, with accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to manage and motivate a small team.
  • Super organised with excellent time management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Computer literacy and an advanced user of MS Excel. 
  • Knowledge of PLM / ERP systems an advantage.

 
What's in it for you?
  • We’re offering a full time, permanent contract.
  • We’ll invest in you with a competitive salary, circa £35,000 to £40,000, depending on your skills and experience.
  • We’ll support your ongoing professional development with bespoke learning initiatives and training opportunities.
  • We offer fabulous career progression - as we grow, you’ll grow too!
  • If we have a good year, we’ll share our profits with the team.
  • To help save for your future you can join our company pension scheme.
  • We’ll give you a whopping 60% discount across our fantastic range.
  • We’ll invite you to take part in our award-winning health & wellbeing activities.
  • We hold regular team events organised by our very own Frugi Fun Committee.
  • We offer a dynamic, innovative and exciting environment to work in.
 
How to apply...

Send your CV and a covering letter stating why you are exactly the right person to join our team to jobs@welovefrugi.com 

Your covering letter is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personality and understanding of all things Frugi – so go for it!!

Closing date: 28th February 2020. We’ll be interviewing as we go along, so the role may close earlier than advertised. The early bird catches the worm!

Important: All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK at the time of submitting your application; unfortunately, Frugi are not licensed to sponsor overseas workers.

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