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The ideal candidate for this role will be hard working and well organised, ideally with experience in buying and procurement and although this will be a major benefit it is not an essential requirement as an understanding of administration and the importance of good communication will be key. Training and support on our key product ranges, our systems and our suppliers will be provided.
To provide procurement support to both the internal and external sales teams through effective supply management of both stock and non-stock (ad-hoc) products. This is an internal role which will focus on procurement across a wide and diverse range of products that sit within the company offering.
The Purchasing Co-Ordinator will report directly to the Sales Director.
Work closely with all divisions of the company
o internal sales teams (customer service)
o external sales team (account managers)
Maintain stock levels against key product lines (general stock & customer bespoke)
Analysis of order patterns and trends to improve stock control and margin gain
Source special product requirements via new and existing suppliers
Provide admin support for the office furniture procurement (holiday/sick cover)
Propose inventive and innovative ways to help the business generate additional margin through clever and improved supply chain management
Understand customer requirements in order to put forward the appropriate products, solutions or cost proposals
Management of supplier relationships
Ensure suppliers are providing the level of service and support that is required/expected
Be an important part of a hard working team
A good knowledge of Excel and Word
Excellent communication skills
Have a positive and flexible approach to the role at all times
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 to 6pm
Basic salary: £18,000 - £19,000
Holiday: 33 days including Bank Holidays
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