Purchasing Assistant

Recruiter
Root2 Recruitment Ltd
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1167996511
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Purchasing Assistant
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£Competitive (DOE)
Our prestigious client, with over 175 years trading experience and a nationwide network of branches, is seeking to strengthen their operation with the addition of an experienced Purchasing Assistant. The branch network supplies timber and building materials to all parts of the construction industry. Your role as a Purchasing assistant will be to contribute to the groups focus on providing market leading choice, quality, service and value!
Your role will be to provide professional, proactive and efficient administrative support to the Category Management team. If you're a Purchasing Assistant or have a strong knowledge of Excel then this exciting opportunity could be for you!
Key Responsibilities - Purchasing Assistant
Support the Category Management team with:
* Producing data and reports using Excel
* Data analysis
* Preparation of reports
* Market research using internal sales and ops teams, suppliers and the internet
* Collation and processing of central orders and allocations
* Ensuring the Product File is accurate
* Ensuring that product information on the HTBS website is accurate.
* Organising meetings and events
* Support for specific project
Purchasing Assistant - Personal Specification:
* Ability to develop strong relationships within the company and with external suppliers
* Knowledge of Kerridge, Product Price File Management and building materials would be advantageous
* Outstanding organisation and time management skills
* Highly proficient in Microsoft 365 - particularly Excel
* Ability to work to tight deadlines and under own initiative
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Outstanding attention to detail and an analytical mindset
* Valid UK Driving Licence preferred
This role is commutable from Wakefield, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Dewsbury, Pontefract, Castleford, Barnsley, Rotherham, Heckmondwike, Ossett and surrounding areas

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