Buying Assistant

Recruiter
Randstad Employment Bureau
Location
Swindon
Salary
17000.0000
Posted
11 Mar 2017
Closes
10 Apr 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you looking to get into a buying environment? Are you strong with excel, communication and administration? Would you like to work your way up within a business to Assistant Buyer / Buyers position? If you have answered yes, then please read on, as this exciting opportunity could be the one for you...

I am recruiting for a permanent Buying Assistant to join an established team on a full-time basis, working Monday to Friday, paying £17,000 - £18,000. Assisting the buying team, with the queries, new stock catalogues, supplier queries and day to day administration, you will be based in the North Swindon area with free on-site parking, whilst being conveniently located on a main bus route.

Benefits:
*25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
*Life assurance
*Staff discount
*Reward Scheme
*Contributory pension scheme

Key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

*Contact and liaise with suppliers with T&Cs, product information, samples, features and benefits, price quotations, images, product weights, dimensions, lead times etc
*Main point of contact for suppliers for calls and works
*Data entry - Excel use
*Assist with samples and competitor analysis
*Attend meetings to aid with presentation of products, note taking of any extra details/samples - general assistant with meeting preparation
*Create, update and maintain database
*Liaise with Quality Control department - organise products, requirements and tests
*Assist with checking product forecast spreadsheets from Merchandiser
*Attend some Trade Fairs to assist the Buyer with new product follow up
*Daily post checking of cold mailings for possible new products
*Undertake specific buying tasks at the request of the Buyer/ Assistant Buyer
*Create brief sheets for colleagues, for meetings
*Assist with checking artwork to ensure all relevant products are featured and correct

To ensure you have the relevant skills and experiences to deliver this role - you must be able to demonstrate:

*Excellent interpersonal & communications skills
*Superb attention to detail and organisational ability
*Excellent computer literacy - Excel & Word
*Pro-active - does not wait to be asked to do something
*Ability to remain calm under pressure & to work to tight deadlines
*Able to handle a number of tasks at the same time and prioritise
*Good sense of humour and a 'nothings too much trouble' attitude
*A hands-on person

I will be reviewing applications over the next couple of days, then inviting candidates in to register with me ASAP. CVs will then be sent and interviews arranged with the client thereafter - do not wait - apply now!
Please remember this is a permanent, full-time role, working Monday to Friday, you must have an interest / experience in buying and progressing within the industry.

Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

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