Despatch & Purchasing Manager

Monarch Equestrian

Location: West Midlands
Closing Date: Friday, December 9th 2016

Job Type: Customer Service / Management / Sales

Job Description

Despatch and Purchasing Manager

Office Based : Willenhall, West Midlands

Salary - dependent upon experience.  

Monarch Equestrian is the UK’s leading internal stable and horse exerciser manufacturer based in Willenhall in the West Midlands. Established in 1964, Monarch have now entered their 52nd year of trading. Still a family run business with traditional family values, Monarch are also a progressive and evolving manufacturer, that continually brings new products to the Equestrian Market.

Monarch is now looking for a Despatch and Purchasing Manager, this is a demanding and responsible role in a busy office environment. 

Office based in Willenhall, the ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Production Forecasting, liaising with customers and the Factory Manager to forecast delivery schedules up to 2 – 3 weeks in advance.
  • Production Planning – liaising with the Factory Manager with regards to prioritising work.
  • Creating monthly spreadsheets, predicting monthly turnover.
  • Organising Fitters weekly fitting schedules, and booking any accommodation required. Hiring of any equipment/plant hire required.
  • Organising pallet couriers, customer collections, outside transport where required.
  • Monitoring stock levels and purchasing
  • After sales customer service
  • Purchasing of materials, negotiating prices to ensure best price.

Ideally, you will have 4-5 years’ experience of working in a similar or sales role with a proven track record of liaising with customers on a regular basis.

You will be a self-motivated, tenacious individual with excellent organisation skills and customer service. Equestrian knowledge preferred, but not essential. 

Salary negotiable depending upon experience, but will reflect the challenging role on offer.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to


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