Assistant Buyer

Recruiter
Adecco
Location
Harlow
Posted
15 Apr 2018
Closes
19 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Assistant Buyer
Location: Harlow
Position: Assistant Buyer
Salary/Rate: £19,000 - £22,000 dependent on experience + £3000 bonus per annum (paid monthly)
Type: Permanent, full time
Adecco are currently recruiting for a large corporate business in Harlow, working within a large buying and purchasing team as an Assistant Buyer. This is a full on administrative position and Adecco are looking for proven experience in a solid administrative role with elements of purchasing and order processing. The role entails the ability to balance a heavy admin flow, using excel, sales order processing and maintaining detailed spread sheets.
As an Assistant Buyer you will have the responsibility to liaise with various sites and departments across the UK to ensure our clients customers are satisfied and have sufficient stock levels in order to supply. Working with high profile vendors, you’ll build strong supplier relationships and have the ability to communicate effectively across all levels.
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:
 Complete actions delegated from the Buyer
 Working closely with the buyer and sales teams
 Maintain and update accurate due dates for delivery of product.
 Oversee faulty returns in accordance with Vendor terms
 Resolve all warehouse delivery disputes
 Complete pricing claims in line with service level and rectify any price discrepancies
 Price control maintenance and margin amendments
 Data integrity including part and logistics setups
 Retail forecasts
 Complete weekly stock reports for suppliers using relevant formats and procedures
Person Specification: (skills, knowledge and experience required)
 Proven experience within a buying position a major advantage
 Experience working in a Purchasing Department or an administrative role involving high levels of numeracy would be of a major advantage
 Excellent negotiation and communication skills
 A strong commercial awareness
 Strong planning & organisation skills with the ability to mange customer expectations
 Process driven
 Flexible, adaptable & initiative
 Excellent communication skills
 Confident & Determined
 Good administrative skills
Assistant Buyer – measured on:
 GP Performance
 Stock and aged targets
 Delivery Date Accuracy
 Fill Rate Accuracy
Other:
The Assistant buyer position is paying a competitive salary (dependant on experience) with a £3,000 bonus per annum.
Working hours will be 8:30am – 17:30pm Monday to Friday.
Key Words:
Assistant Buyer / Purchasing / Supply Chain / Stock / Logistics / Reporting / Client Management
We regret that due to volume of response, we can only contact successful applicants. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.
Adecco is an Equal Opportunities employer that is happy to welcome applications for any applicant who fulfill the role requirements for this position. The Adecco group is a global company with more than 33,000 FTE employees and around 5,100 branches in over 60 countries and territories around the world. The Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services that include temporary staffing, permanent placement, career transition and talent development, as well as outsourcing and consulting.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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