Buying Assistant - FTC up until 31/01/2018 German speaking
Buying Assistant – FTC until 31/01/2018 (German Speaking)
Up to £20,000
Not content with our huge growth in the UK, we’re now taking on Europe. Our International Trade team are in charge of building a range of products to sell in over 20 countries across Europe on our EU website. Join us and you’ll get to work alongside our own buying teams in the UK and Germany, our suppliers across Europe and the Kingfisher sourcing offices too. As a Buying Assistant in one of the most dynamic, unique and successful multi-channel retailers in the country you will use your drive and commercial insight to continue to drive our business forward.
The Buying Assistant role
Buying here is not just about strong negotiation. Yes, we always make sure we have the best products for the best prices but you’ll find that we do it by building great relationships with our suppliers. Your job will be to help us do that. You’ll work with our Senior Buyers, collecting information, researching new products, checking prices and talking to suppliers. You’ll be a key contact within the team by translating German literature/conversation into English for your team.
The skills you need as a Buying Assistant
You don’t need to have specific Buying experience – but you’ll need to be commercially minded and speak German! We’re looking for people who can hit deadlines and handle busy fast-paced environments. Your communication skills are top notch and you’re a natural at building relationships. You’ll need to be used to working with customers and you’ll definitely need a flair for multi-tasking.
Innovative, successful and growing fast, we’re the UK’s number one supplier to the trade and provide a great service to DIY enthusiasts. We’re also part of Kingfisher plc, Europe’s leading DIY home improvement retailer with £10.8bn annual revenue and over 80,000 employees.
But what’s it really like to work here? The pace is fast and the standards are high. We work very hard to meet the needs of our customers and be even more successful. But make no mistake, we also like to have fun, muck in and support each other. As our people make all the difference, we believe in promoting from within, which is why a career at Screwfix can really take you places.
We’ll value the contribution you’ll make during your contract. So you’ll get a competitive salary, excellent training and development to help enhance your skills, and other benefits including childcare vouchers and 20% discount with Screwfix and B&Q (both companies are part of Kingfisher plc
If you share our customer first approach – we’ll have a role to suit you.
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