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Date: Aug 5, 2019

Location: Manchester, GB

Company: Datwyler

The Distrelec Group (Distrelec & Elfa Distrelec), as part of the Datwyler Technical Components Division, is a leading online high service distributor of electronic, automation, tools and measurement technology in Europe. We operate worldwide and stock over 160,000 products, adding around 2,000 new & innovative products every month, from a linecard of more than 1,000 market leading manufacturers. We have local sales offices across Europe to support our customers and provide them with products and services to suit their individual needs. 


Position Summary

Ensure correct levels of inventory in line with the Product Demand Plan, purchased at optimum cost prices, considering Category Margin and Company TCO requirements.
Commercial ownership of suppliers in selected Supplier Tiers

  • Placing, amending and cancelling Purchase Orders
  • Ensure correct product inventory levels to meet Demand Plan
  • Negotiation and ownership of product cost prices, MOQ’s and lead times for selected Supplier Tiers
  • Vendor compliance ownership for selected Supplier Tiers
  • Check Purchase Requisitions daily to establish products requiring ordering
  • Achieve optimal purchase prices for products to be ordered
  • Ensure product ROP’s in line with Demand Plan, and NPI and promotional demands are also proactively responded to and supported
  • Place Purchase Orders with suppliers
  • Amend or cancel PO’s in line with current Demand Plan, respecting supplier rules
  • Maintain SAP Master Data for cost prices, MOQ’s and lead times
  • Managing the distribution and sourcing of products between warehouses, ensuring optimisation of set up for MOQ and price, and interwarehouse shipment volumes
  • Own vendor compliance for such as invoice queries, O-T-D
  • Negotiate and/or execute contractual inventory cleanse / rotation entitlements
  • Support both Purchasing and Supply Planning teams as a point of escalation
  • Where required, negotiate MOV and/or MOQ’s to improve commerciality
  • Regularly communicate to key stakeholders all relevant updates
  • High school degree
  • Commercial Apprenticeship
Experience/Industry Knowledge
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a purchasing role
  • Very good knowledge of Excel/MS-Office
  • Good SAP knowledge preferable but not essential
Personal Competencies
  • Works proactively and collaboratively
  • Takes personal responsibility and acts as a teammate
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritise tasks
  • Committed to Continuous Improvement
  • Exemplary behaviour towards customers, suppliers, and colleagues
Our Offer to you
  • City centre location with excellent transport links
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours with the option to work from home
  • Company paid benefits including life assurance, income protection, private medical insurance, pension, etc.
  • Optional benefits including cycle to work scheme, well-being treatments, restaurant card, activity pass, gym discounts, etc. 
Datwyler Competencies
Datwyler Expertise Competencies- Exceed customer expectations - Understands the customer-Level 3
Datwyler Leadership Competencies- Adaptability- Embraces change-Level 4
Datwyler Management Competencies - Result Orientation and Execution- Executes towards results-Level 4
Datwyler Management Competencies- Entrepreneurship- Understands the strategy - Level 4
Datwyler Social & Personal Competencies - Team orientation- Encourages teamwork - Level 3


We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment
As a globally operating company, Datwyler offers a broad spectrum of job profiles and career oppor­tunities. We offer ambitious individuals who approach their task with dedication and enthusiasm the right environment to excel and grow. This gives every employee the opportunity to influence the way we work. At Datwyler, we enable our employees to bring their talent to a global context and grow it steadily over time. Our employees are therefore at the very heart of Datwyler – we interact with respect, trust and loyalty. Mutual consideration and appreciation are key.