Change Recruitment Group are delighted to be working on a retained basis with The Edinburgh Clinic on the search for a Materials Manager to join their team.  

The successful candidate will be responsible for the complete purchase ordering service within The Edinburgh Clinic, ensuring that all areas have the requisite amount of stock whilst continuously seeking areas of improvement to deliver high standards of service to internal customers and liaising with external suppliers to maximise value for money.  

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide centralised purchase and distribution for both clinical and non-clinical stock
  • Review current materials processes within the Clinic and where appropriate implement improvements to ensure efficient consolidated ordering of stock to reduce the stock holdings with the Clinic
  • Raise purchase orders as necessary for non-stock items including, but not limited to capital items, services and maintenance agreements To take ownership of invoicing queries and work with the finance department to resolve
  • Set up and maintain minimum and maximum reorder levels within the theatre department
  • Work with external suppliers to maximise the efficiency of the supply chain
  • Work closely with Group and other sites to implement projects, plans and contracts and gain beneficial arrangements with suppliers
  • Liaise with internal customers and make recommendations to reduce the cost of supplies, including alternative suppliers and alternative products
  • To ensure the accurate maintenance of all stock records, including maintenance of the stock system and organise and taking ownership of regular stock takes
  • Ensure all stock is ordered in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Develop and maintain a good working knowledge of the clinical stock
  • Liaise, as necessary, with purchasing managers at other sites and with central procurement to maximise group-wide purchasing agreements
  • Provide accurate monthly and ad-hoc reports as required, including but not limited to stock transfers, stock usage and stock valuation  

Key skills and experience required:

  • Experienced working in a stores or warehouse environment and being responsible for the purchase ordering service
  • Proven track record of implementing process improvements
  • Strong understanding of best practices in stores and materials management
  • Successful contract negotiation with suppliers
  • Strong communicator with the ability to build relationships with internal and external customers
  • Excellent organisational skills and time management, with the ability to plan and prioritise
  • Good systems knowledge including intermediate Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook skills  

If you have the above experience and would like to apply for the role then please click here to be taken to the vacancy  

Any direct applications will be passed to Claire Dearlove at Change Recruitment Group