Buyers Assistant - Brand new role due to business growth!

Recruiter
Flexible Solutionz
Location
Denton
Salary
16000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role: Buyers Assistant

Location: Denton, Greater Manchester

Hours: Monday to Thursday 09:00 - 17:30 and Friday 09:00 - 17:00 (can be flexible)

Salary: £16,000 - £19,000 depending on experience

We are recruiting for an established, award winning and successful business who are entering a huge growth phase; as such we are centralising and growing the buying department. This is a really exciting opportunity for graduates wanting a career in buying, or somebody who has 6-12 months in a similar role. This role will give the successful candidate the chance to be involved in shaping, building and implementing processes within a buying / procurement / supply chain department at an already established business.

Main Accountabilities:

Managing Critical Path (workflow) of the whole procurement process. This will include:

· sample logging

· order management,

· liaising with suppliers to ensure on-time shipment, correct packaging etc.

· chasing and organisation of all associated documentation,

· ensuring packaging, collateral, and content are created within deadlines,

· liaising with external providers such as QC agents, freight forwarders etc.

· Data analysis and reports

· Creating Purchase orders

· Assisting with pricing and cashflow forecasting

The ideal candidate will have:

· Excel: Vlookups, pivot tables, logic statements, conditional formatting

· Excellent organisation skills

· Attention to detail

· Ability and desire to learn

· Must be flexible and adaptable

· Spoken and written communication skills are paramount, as the role will involve a lot of liaising with both internal and external stakeholders of all levels. Must be comfortable discussing issues with board-level colleagues

· Grad level (will consider a strong school leaver), if relevant experience, must be from a direct importing environment

· Excellent Microsoft Excel skills

Apply now either directly to this advert or by sending your CV to ben(at)flexiblesolutionz(dot)co(dot)uk