Montblanc’s Purchasing Department manages the procurement activities of the individual categories according to medium and long-term purchasing strategies. The department uses continuous and systematic procurement market analysis to keep a constant lookout for new supply sources.
Maintaining consistent control of supplies is the prerequisite for steady improvement of processes and products. Finding new suppliers, evaluating suppliers and optimising the supplier relationship and service are also involved. The purchasing department is also responsible for the entire process, from initial ordering to organising efficient delivery of items, and must intervene to resolve any problems.
Important skills for this work are a very good knowledge of and identification with the components to be supplied or of the procurement service, an analytical approach and an overall grasp of business. The characteristics of an ideal purchaser also include a proactive and creative approach and a steely, yet practical, determination.