Purchasing Specialist

Recruiter
Macildowie Associates
Location
Holcot
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
11 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Purchasing Specialist
Northampton
£25-30k

I am currently working with a successful & creative leader in their field, looking for a Purchasing Specialist to join their team as a result of year on year growth. Within a customer focused team, you will be carrying out all purchasing processes from business opportunity, to maintaining stock & quality of products, sourcing & pricing and meeting the ongoing needs of the customer.

Reporting into Purchasing Team Lead, you will be responsible for:
* Sourcing and pricing of new products in line with purchasing strategy
* System set up of new products
* Placing purchase orders to maintain stock levels
* Implement where possible processes in order to reduce stock holding & increase stock turns
* Identify and manage slow-moving and obsolete stock
* Obtain customer forecasts by liaising with account managers

To be considered for this role you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
* Previous experience of Purchasing and Supply Chain and use of Inventory control
* Good knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Tools (specifically Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
* Proactive approach to problem solving
* Flexible working attitude & a drive to succeed
* Great team player with excellent communication skills
* A level education as a minimum & either studying for CIPS or wanting to

This is very much a customer focused business and it's very important that you have a positive can do attitude and are willing to work hard to ensure promises are delivered.

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