KGN Recruitment

KGN Pillinger is an equal opportunities employer

KGN Pillinger (K G Norman Ltd.) is committed to providing a working environment in which employees are able to realise their full potential and to contribute to its business success irrespective of their gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

This is a key employment value to which all employees are expected to give their support.

If you wish to be considered for any future positions at KGN please contact for further information.

KGN Pillinger
12 Wells Place
Surrey RH1 3AS
T: +44 (0)20 8681 0097

Current Vacancies

Purchasing Specialist

Purchasing Specialist

We are looking for a motivated purchasing specialist to manage our company’s procurement
activities. The purchasing specialist’s responsibilities include sourcing new suppliers, ensuring that the
purchased products and materials meet specific technical specifications, negotiating purchase terms,
and evaluating supplier performance. The purchasing specialist will also be responsible for ensuring
timely deliveries and resolving any supply issues or discrepancies.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Communicates with executives and gains approval for purchasing contracts with new
    vendors or on new supplies.
  • Order placement with supplier based on planning lead times, and managing all
    relevant activities in ERP system
  • Order confirmation to ensure high level of supplier response and up to date delivery
  • Following the supply process (order-2-supply); incoming goods transaction, tracking
    outstanding deliveries.
  • Proactively resolving supply constraint to protect service.
  • Collaboration with the various departments in operations, Product management and
    finance to resolve process issue which are preventing the flow of product supply
  • Developing robust improvement plans with supplier to improve flow of product supply,
    accuracy of lead time and order confirmation & status update data exchange.
  • Optimise stock holding and minimise risk of excess and obsolescence
  • Support customer service & sales team on key customer accounts and critical
    customer supply issue.
  • Leading process improvements to ensure all teams have one common purchasing
    process and increase transactional efficiency.
  • Management of purchasing master data within ERP.

Minimum Requirements / Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain / Logistics, Business Management or a related
    field is required;
  • 2 years of finished goods purchasing experience involving project based purchasing
  • Must have previous strong exposure to inventory control/management/reduction in a
    high SKU environment.
  • In depth understand of ERP purchasing functionality.
  • Experienced in process improvement and managing change
  • Experience in relationship management with suppliers
  • Must be English speaking and able to work in teams with remotely located team


  • Results oriented, metrics driven with a root cause, permanent fix approach,
    continuous improvement approach with high sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Excellent interpersonal, customer orientation and problem solving, can-do attitude
  • Multi-tasking experience and flexibility to address immediate priorities and still
    manage deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Strong analytic capability able to identify patterns and trends within data which will
    require Excel and ERP interrogation.
Contact Us

Contact KGN Pillinger: 020 8681 0097

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