Buying / Purchasing Assistant - Supply Planner

£18000 - £22000 per annum
07 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
This company are proud to be renowned worldwide for brand innovation and quality pet care accessories & treats. Specialising in the manufacture and international distribution of pet care items. They hold international license rights for Hello Kitty, Me to You, RAC and Alan Titchmarsh.

Their core objective is to lead product innovation and quality in the international pet accessory market and supply effectively to their worldwide clients. Due to trade demand they are expanding at a fast rate and require a Buying / Purchasing Assistant to start immediately!

Reporting to the Operations Director the role will include:

- Liaising with current supply partners to manage warehouse stock levels
- Introducing new supply partners to improve product range and efficiency
- Managing stock levels of UK & China warehouse by forecasts
- Conduct factory visits in the Far East for sourcing and quality checks twice per year
- Price negotiations with new and current partners
- Managing container shipping and documents release

Skills Required:
- Experience of sourcing and buying from the Far East
- Good negotiation skills
- Good knowledge of grocery and pet trade markets
- Flexibility of travelling overseas if required
- Be able to work as part of a team
- Be able to work to deadlines
- Have a flexible attitude to working hours during peak periods
- An excellent communicator at all levels
- Ability to speak Mandarin is desirable, but not essential

In return, they will provide you with a competitive salary package and a great working environment.