Purchasing Assistant

Candidate Source
London (Greater)
21 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
An e-commerce company with several successful websites across a number of industries including healthcare, personal protective equipment and sports and fitness is seeking a Purchasing Assistant to join their expanding team in Clapham, London. They are constantly launching new websites and moving into new sectors. In order to fulfil their goal of providing world class delivery and customer satisfaction, they need to expand their purchasing team. Since the business was founded in 2008, it has developed from a one-person operation into an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with multiple departments and a multi-million pound turnover. Now they are looking for another enthusiastic and capable Purchasing Assistant to add to the family.

We require a candidate to work in our Procurement and Buying Team who can work quickly under pressure whilst remaining organised. The Purchasing Assistant’s role will involve raising purchase orders for stock and liaising with suppliers regarding pricing and stock availability. You will work closely with all areas of the business including Goods Inwards, Dispatch, Customer Services and Accounts.

In order to apply for this role, we require you to provide us with 10 bullet points describing why you think you would be perfect for this role along with your current CV. You can include your 10 bullet points in the cover note/cover email of your response or as the first page of your CV.

Please note your application will not be considered if you do not submit 10 bullet points – you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t do this so make sure you give yourself the best possible chance of securing this job.

You are automatically shortlisted by providing the 10 bullets.

The business is constantly growing and diversifying into new and exciting fields. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a huge amount about e-commerce and the buying and procurement processes within online retail. For the right candidate there are opportunities to progress within the business.

As a Purchasing Assistant your duties will include:

- Raising purchase orders for stock.
- Processing data from numerous sources of data to compile orders including current sales, historic sales and seasonal variations.
- Ensuring orders are placed in a timely and efficient manner.
- Updating internal systems with order dates and lead times.
- Liaising with suppliers regarding stock availability and pricing.
- Liaising with suppliers for order updates and product details.
- Daily checking activities to ensure that all outstanding purchase orders have been placed with suppliers.
- Ensuring orders are not missed via a daily check of pending orders.
- Maintaining up to date supplier pricing.
- Negotiating with suppliers for trade discounts based on account performance and/or bulk purchase orders.
- Monitoring internal stock levels.
- Working with internal departments to ensure customer orders are processed as quickly as possible.
- Processing of Goods Inwards and Dispatch paperwork,and updating internal systems.
- Managing discontinued products.
- Communicating and collaborating with all departments within the organisation to ensure the needs of the business are met.
- Further ad hoc responsibilities.

The ideal Purchasing Assistant will hold the following skills and experiences:

- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Highly organised.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Focus and commercial intelligence.
- Basic use of Microsoft Excel.
- Good maths skills.
- Must be fluent in English.

Extra benefits available:

- Regular team outings paid for by the business
- Beers, sweets and chocolates on a Friday
- An extra holiday day for each year of work (up to an additional 5 holidays)
- Summer party
- Christmas party
- Free tea and coffee
- Free parking
- A friendly and collaborative working environment

The working hours of this Purchasing Assistant role are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (37.5 paid working hours per week). In return you will receive a salary of £20,000 to £24,000 per annum (based on experience).

How to apply:

Your first challenge is to provide 10 bullet points on why you think you would be perfect for the role along with your current CV. You can include your 10 bullet points in the cover note/cover email of your response or as the first page of your CV.

Please note your application will not be considered if you do not submit 10 bullet points.

We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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