Buying Assistant

Melksham, Wiltshire, England
08 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join a family run, specialist wholesaler supplying everyday healthcare, janitorial and catering products across the UK. Their aim is to supply the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices, with fast delivery and a fantastic level of customer service.

They are currently looking for a buying assistant to enhance their amazing product team. They are looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and passion to succeed to help drive the growth of the company.

This is an ideal role for an aspiring graduate or someone looking to kick start their buying career.

As part of the team you will be expected to deliver our very high standards of customer care. You need to be able to communicate clearly, be flexible in your approach to work and delight in being able to exceed our customers' expectations. As a company we strive to continually improve and expect our people to feel the same. You should relish a challenge and be prepared to show initiative and innovation.

Responsibilities include:

- Support the Buying team to drive sales, maximise profit and achieve stock and sales targets.
- Assist in sourcing, listing, managing and developing product ranges and promotional offers.
- Liaise with suppliers to manage ranges and maintain the product database.
- Monitor competitor activity.
- Research, compile and interpret data to formulate strategies as required.
- Ensure all relevant administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescales. - e cost price updates, product spec sheets
- Attend supplier meetings, showrooms and trade shows upon progression.

Key Skills required:

- Strong MS Office skills (Excel)
-Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
- Good level of maths
- Attention to detail and excellent organisational skills
- Driven / Ambitious
- Previous experience working to deadlines and managing relationships.
- Previous experience within procurement desirable

They can offer a great working environment where you can make a difference and you are a key member of the team. It's a family business, and within limits they try to be flexible, understanding and make it a job that works for you. As a growing business they offer diversity. Your job will change over time, there will always be something new to learn or new to use. If you are successful in your role and can offer the company more then we will soon recognise it and do our best to give you variety, responsibility and training within other areas of the business.

So, if this sounds like somewhere you want to be and you have the skills required, please get in touch. We are looking for a full or part time candidates. Office hours are Monday- Friday 8 - 6.

Applications close 7th April.

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