Purchasing Assistant - Retail

Coburg Banks Limited
Corby, UK
19 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Assistant - Retail
Based in Corby, Northamptonshire
Salary up to £22,000 + Excellent Benefits

One of the UK's most recognisable and established high street names is currently looking to recruit a Purchasing Assistant at their studio in Corby, Northamptonshire. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual with a good understanding of supply chain procedures and market research knowledge to join a high-profile business and develop as part of their fast-paced creative team.

The Role
You would be tasked with helping maintain inventory levels and negotiating deals with potential Far East suppliers, conducting market research and regular price comparisons to ensure the company consistently reaches optimum return on investment. Duties will include...
o Researching potential suppliers, evaluating offers and negotiating prices and schedules
o Conduct market research to identify pricing trends
o Raising and tracking orders, maintaining internal database
o All administrative functions necessary to develop and purchase new products

The Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience providing support in a fast-paced purchasing environment, with a good understanding of supply chain procedures, market research and cost analysis, plus shipping / freight processes. You must be able to work on your own initiative and possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at various levels. In addition, you should have the ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently, and will require excellent attention to detail and the drive to consistently achieve results. Advanced Excel skills will also be required.

The Company
A leading high street retailer of greeting cards, gifts and wrap, established in 1968, with over 400 stores across the UK. The company have a restructured estate geared towards on-going profitability, investment in stores and a fantastic new product offering, and this is a great chance to play a role in their ongoing success and growth plans.

This role may be suitable for you if you have a background in any of the following: Purchasing Assistant, Assistant Buyer, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Officer, Supply Chain Assistant, Junior Buyer, Logistics Officer.

We are acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this role.

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