Product Assistant / Supplier Manager - Global Leader

Location
Wilmslow
Salary
Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted
13 Aug 2019
Closes
10 Sep 2019
Ref
12853
Sector
Engineering
Job Level
Graduate
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Product Assistant - $14 Global Chemicals & Product Brand
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Competitive Salary + Excellent Company Benefits Package


Ready to join one of the best in the business? An excellent opportunity for a candidate with previous product / supplier experience or a graduate-calibre candidate looking to get into product management.

About the Company:

With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $10 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.

The Product Assistant Opportunity:

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Product Assistant to join our Supplier & Product Management team in Stanley Green, Cheshire. In this role, with full training, you will be responsible for your own suppliers as well as supporting the Product Manager for key and strategic product portfolios.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

You will be pro-active in your approach to supplier and product management to make sure that all possible opportunities are identified and maximised.

You will assist in the preparation of annual targets and budgets, information that is used to measure and review our performance. You will occasionally negotiate with our suppliers to secure the right prices and terms for purchase of products as well as controlling selling prices to maximise our gross margins. You will also assist in developing the growth of sales of the portfolio supported by the Product Managers.

You will set up, monitor and update selling schedules for products. You will need to liaise with our stock controllers to decide forecasts and stock levels. It will be your responsibility to deal with aged stock and implement the changes needed to drive continuous improvement.
Within this role, you will travel to production sites around the UK and Ireland (around 1 or 2 days per month with the occasional overnight stay).

We Are Looking For:

To be successful in this role you will have excellent rapport building skills and be a confident communicator, especially with negotiation and influencing of others. 

We are looking for you to be commercially and technically minded with good experience of data manipulation and highly numerate. You will need to have a good general level of education, and be able to demonstrate that you are dedicated and proactive as the ability to make valuable contributions 
to the gross margin targets is key to this role. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organised individual to help support the Supplier & Product Management function.

What we offer in Return:

+ 33 days holiday
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefit
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers

We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Supply Chain Assistant, Supply Chain Account Manager, Purchasing Coordinator, Sales & Marketing Executive, Product Sales & Marketing, Buyer’s Assistant, Product Coordinator, Junior Product Manager, Product Administrator, Supplier Coordinator, Stock Administrator, Inventory Coordinator, Procurement & Supplier Coordinator.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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