Buying Assistant

Posted 8 October by Pertemps Peterborough
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Here at Pertemps we are looking for either an experienced buying assitant who is looking for a new challenge and to progress their career into a junior buyer role or an inexperienced person who has a passion for good customer service, attention to detail, has excellent communication skills and able to use various computer packages. 

My client based in Peterborough is willing to support and develop you within this role and develop new talent...

Job Description :- Buying assistant
Hours:- 37.5 hours Mon to Fri 9am to 5.30pm (flexible working from home/in office can be granted once trained)
Duration:- 12 month fixed term to Permanent 
Salary:- £18,000 to £21,000 depending on experience 

Job Role: To fully support all day-to-day activities of the Buyer/Junior Buyer/Assistant Buyer in the elements listed below

  • To act as a key line of communication with all relevant departments and suppliers, liaising upon day-to-day issues, products and marketing information
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of both markets, product ranges and the competitive environment including pricing information
  • To set up new suppliers and products on the system and maintain all product/order related information in a timely manner
  • To set up all product information on the systems
  • To provide effective communication within the Buying and Merchandise teams and with other teams as appropriate, e.g. Quality Control, Warehouse and Production
  • To assist in resolving all issues with both internal departments and external suppliers as necessary and required by the Buyer and in some instances the Assistant Buyer
  • To prepare, distribute and check all internal and external documents ensuring that specifications, terms and conditions, contracts and return forms in particular are completed accurately by suppliers
  • Bringing all amendments/deviations to the attention of the Buyer/Merchandiser
  • Develop and maintain appropriate systems (reports/files/spreadsheets) for the effective running and performance of the area
  • To work closely with the Buyer/Assistant Buyer or independently on supplier and other ad-hoc initiatives accurately producing appropriate paperwork
  • Provide requested product information and analysis as requested by the Assistant Buyer and Buyer
  • To be responsible for all sample coordination ensuring all appropriate procedures are followed
Key skills/experience:

  • IT/Microsoft office skills
  • Good level of numerical/literacy skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Multi tasker with an analytical mind and able to problem solve
  • Customer service skills
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Team-worker
  • Self motivated, Driven and able to work under pressure

    If this sound like you then apply here... 

Required skills

  • ADMIN, CUSTOMER SERVICE, BUYING. procurement

Reference: 44146614

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