Buyers Assistant - Brand new role due to business growth!

Flexible Solutionz
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
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