Category Group Junior Specialist

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28 Sep 2016
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a new exciting opportunity at The Dental Directory for a Category Group Junior Specialist to join our successful team based in Witham. The successful candidate will join us on a full time, permanent basis and will receive a competitive salary.

The Dental Directory is one of the largest full service dental dealers in the UK, supplying around 11,900 dental practices, or around 30% of the market, with everything from toothbrushes to specialist medical equipment. It has built a reputation based on personal service and working in partnership with dentists to understand their business and support growth plans through superior product knowledge, competitive pricing and the capability to supply everything a modern practice requires.

Key Responsibilities of our Category Group Junior Specialist will include:

- To be responsible for ensuring the Company has adequate stock levels (within the levels set by the Managing Director and/or Group Category Manager) at all times for any category or supplier under your control by means of efficient and timely purchasing duties

- To be responsible and accountable for all stocks purchased from suppliers under your control

- To place and progress orders as required in order to meet or exceed performance targets assigned

- To be responsible for ensuring that you develop close working relationships with suppliers of assigned categories at all levels of responsibility and act as lead supplier contact for day to day transactional requirements

- To keep up to date with new product developments and assist the Category Group Specialist to source new suppliers for assigned categories

- To source, where possible, goods for special orders and liaise fully with the Sales Department over these transactions

- To provide feedback to the Category Group Manager in order to support the supplier performance evaluation for assigned categories based on quality, prices, delivery, customer feedback and personal knowledge and to record this information in conjunction with the approved supplier

- To be responsible and accountable for supplying the Health & Safety Manager/Stock Control with COSHH sheets for all new/existing products purchased from all suppliers under your control

What we’re looking for in our Category Group Junior Specialist

- Ability to engage with all levels of management both internally and externally

- Previous experience of working within a procurement/inventory department

- MS Office experience Excel/Outlook with the ability to manipulate and interpret data

- Ability to influence and support team members in negotiations and information sharing

- Experience of inventory control within required performance parameters

- Ability to converse with suppliers and stakeholders using all methods of communication

- Use of Purchasing/Inventory systems and ability to interpret information

- Background in healthcare wholesaling or comparable industry experience

In return as our Category Group Junior Specialist we can offer:

- Competitive salary linked to skills and experiences

- Performance related bonus

- 28 days holiday including bank holidays

- Family friendly policies

- Career Development in a growing business

If you would like to join our team as our new Category Group Junior Specialist then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you!

CLOSING DATE: 31st October 2016 or when a sufficient number of suitable applications have been received

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