Assistant Buyer

Adecco Group Solutions
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Buyer

We are looking for an experience Assistant Buyer to ensure that the business has sufficient stock levels to supply customers. By means of ordering and booking in stock from all relevant suppliers whilst operating within defined stock and aged targets. Improve delivery date accuracy to drive increased customer service levels. Build strong supplier relationships.

Location: Harlow
Salary/Rate: Competitive + bonus
Type: Permanent Full Time

Key Accountabilities
As an Assistant Buyer you will:
* Complete actions delegated from the Buyers
* Raise, get approved and send purchase orders to suppliers, whilst adhering to all relevant procedures
* Maintain and update accurate due dates for delivery of product.
* Issue booking in slots.
* Resolve all warehouse delivery dispute notices
* Work with sales to ensure customer required dates are achieved, especially for back to back or retail forecasts
* Complete weekly stock reports for suppliers using relevant formats and procedures
* Where required place orders and maintain stock levels for selected vendors in line with company stock and aged targets

Performance Measures
* GP Performance
* Stock and aged targets
* Delivery Date Accuracy
* Fill Rate Accuracy
* Accuracy level of "Confirmed Status"
* Average Delivery Date >99% Prior todays date

* Experience of working in a Purchasing Department or an administrative role involving high levels of numeracy.

Skills & Aptitude:
* Excellent Communication skills
* Planning & Organisation
* Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative
* Confidence & Determination
* Performance maximisation
* Good administrative skills
* Highly numerate / literate
* IT Skills consisting of Microsoft Word, Excel
* General Secondary Education

Adecco is an equal opportunities employer

If you do not hear from one of our consultants within 7 days of applying for this role, please assume you have been unsuccessful in this instance. Your CV will be kept on file and you will be considered for future vacancies that match your skills.

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