Buying Assistant

Location
Melksham
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
09 Nov 2017
Closes
07 Dec 2017
Ref
00075517
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Purchasing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company is currently looking for a buying assistant to enhance their amazing product team. They are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and passion to succeed to help drive the growth of the company.

As part of the team you will be expected to deliver their very high standards of customer care. You need to be able to communicate clearly, be flexible in your approach to work and delight in being able to exceed our customers' expectations. As a company we strive to continually improve and expect our people to feel the same. You should relish a challenge and be prepared to show initiative and innovation.

Responsibilities include:

- Support the Buying team to drive sales, maximise profit and achieve stock and sales targets.
- Assist in sourcing, listing, managing and developing product ranges and promotional offers.
- Liaise with suppliers to manage ranges and maintain the product database.
- Monitor competitor activity.
- Research, compile and interpret data to formulate strategies as required.
- Ensure all relevant administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescales. - e.g cost price updates, product spec sheets
- Attend supplier meetings, showrooms and trade shows upon progression.

Key Skills required:

- Strong MS Office skills (Excel)
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Good level of maths
- Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
- Driven / Ambitious
- Previous experience working to deadlines and managing relationships.
- Previous experience within procurement desirable

They can offer a great working environment where you can make a difference and you are a key member of the team. This is a family business, and within limits they try to be flexible, understanding and make it a job that works for you. As a growing business they offer diversity. Your job will change over time, there will always be something new to learn or new to use. If you are successful in your role and can offer the company more then they will soon recognise it and do their best to give you variety, responsibility and training within other areas of the business.

So, if this sounds like somewhere you want to be and you have the skills required, please get in touch. They are looking for a full or part time candidates. Office hours are Monday- Friday 8.30 - 6.00.

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