Buying Assistant

CRA Consulting
02 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently recruiting for a Buying Assistant to join a growing health foods business based on the outskirts of Sheffield.

Established for over 8 years, the business has seen rapid growth that is expected to continue in the delivery of FMCG products to the UK and European markets. Based in the health food sector we are seeking a buying assistant to join the team.

*forecast levels of demand for services and products;
*keep a constant check on stock levels;
*conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;
*liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
*build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;
*negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided;
*process payments and invoices;
*keep contract files and use them as reference for the future;
*forecast price trends and their impact on future activities;
*give presentations about market analysis and possible growth;
*develop a purchasing strategy;
*produce reports and statistics using computer software;
*evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors;
*ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives;

You will need to have:
*good oral and written communication skills;
*strong analytical skills;
*commercial awareness;
*the ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain
successful working relationships;
*an excellent standard of numeracy in order to analyse facts and figures;
*a flair for negotiation and networking;
*the ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding
targets and tight deadlines;
*a confident and mature approach;

For more information contact Josh Chambers at CRA Consulting or apply online today!!!