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Buying Assistant – Retail – Inventory Control / Reporting

Employer
Recruitment Revolution
Location
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary
£21,372 - £28,912 DOE plus Excellent Benefits Package
Closing date
22 Apr 2021

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Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Purchasing
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Job Details

Excellent career-development opportunity for a candidate with great numeracy skills to join a $100 billion global retailer. We are particularly interested in taking with candidates who may have worked for retail brands like John Lewis or Debenhams.

Role Info:

Buying Assistant – Inventory Control / Reporting – Global Retailer
Watford, Hertfordshire
£21,372 – £28,912 DOE plus Excellent Benefits Package
Full Time Position – 40 hours per week.

The Buying Assistant – Inventory Control / Reporting Opportunity Overview:

+ Enter and update computer records and produce reports for buying staff.
+ Review department inventory reports weekly and tracks item replenishment and purchase orders.
+ Send and track vendor contracts, and advertisement and logo agreements
+ Communicate with regional offices, vendors and members to relate and gather information and to resolve issues.

Buying Assistant Daily Tasks and Responsibilities:

Main duties include:

+ Set up item and vendor records by keying information in computer.
+ Update item and vendor records for changes such as price, terms, descriptions, addresses. Keys in figures for weekly department recap.
+ Review department inventory reports by location weekly. Check for zero or negative item sales. Follow up with warehouse to alert of stock not on the sales floor or possible receiving error and track problem until corrected. Track initial stock orders for new locations, follows up with vendors.
+ Set up and track item replenishment and purchase orders in the computer system to ensure the smooth flow of goods to the warehouses.
+ Mail out vendor contracts. And ad and logo agreements for signatures and tracks until return.
+ Communicate with regional buying offices, depots, warehouses, vendors and members to relate and gather information and to resolve issues.
+ Assist Buyers and Assistant Buyers in merchandising projects as required.
+ Transport buyer sample merchandise to and from sample storage room on cart.
+ Assist in other areas of the department as necessary.
+ Assist in other departments of the company as necessary.

Buying Assistant Skills Required:

+ Degree educated preferred
+ Excellent Numeracy skills essential
+ Excellent written and spoken English and good negotiation skills
+ Computer literate, proficient in word processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft Word and Excel) and in the use of internet and e-mailing.

Benefits on completion of 90 days probation:

+ Executive membership for staff and 3 others
+ Life Insurance
+ Pension Plan
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Optical benefit after 1 year employment
+ Dental benefit after 2 years employment
+ 20 days annual holidays

Candidates must be able to work freely in the UK without restrictions.

You may have worked in the following capacities:
Buying Administrator, Buying Analyst, Inventory Analyst, Inventory Reporting Analyst. Buying and Stock Coordinator, Retail Buying Assistant.

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.

Company

We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

# Reputation

Our expertise have also been called upon by some of the leading job boards including the UK’s No1. Reed.co.uk.

Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

For more information please contact Team RR on 0800 294 3113 or visit https://www.recruitmentrevolution.com

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
01344844064
Location
Castle Hill House
12 Castle Hill
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1PD
United Kingdom
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