Assistant Buyer

Recruiter
SF Group
Location
Smethwick
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
22 Jun 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

SF Group are currently recruiting for a Buyer for a business based in the West Midlands.

The Role:

  • To source and negotiate existing and new products and establish long term relationships with key suppliers

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Candidate must have excellent organisation and administration skills and can keep documents such as inventory planning up to date. Someone who can follow a work plan in order to meet milestones, deadlines and key performance indicators

Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing new product and existing product range accurately
  • Controlling stock levels based on forecasts for the season
  • Ensuring product meets the buying specification and delivery time
  • Quality assurance on receipt of consignments to ensure product meet required standards liaising with buyers, suppliers and distributors
  • Maintaining a comprehensive library of appropriate data

Decision Making:

  • Must have commercial awareness in making decisions about product development for the company. This will include financial implications of the decisions on the Company’s profitability and its Return on Investment
  • Internal and External Relationships
  • Will deal professionally with external suppliers and internal colleagues at all levels

Required experience:

  • The successful candidate will have experience of working in a purchasing department
  • PPE/Work wear industry experience would be advantageous but not necessary
  • Second language; Mandarin

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