Trade/ Administration Assistant - 12 month contract

Posted 8 March by Inplace Recruitment ltd Featured

Our client, an industry recognised food retailer, is looking for an outstanding professional and experienced Trade/ Administration Assistant to join their expanding team.

Responsibilities of the Trade/ Administration Assistant will include:

  • Actively research possible new suppliers and gain profiled for consideration
  • Set up new products by negotiating costs, case size with suppliers
  • Control any allocations to stores and keep stores informed on any changes to Regional products
  • Arranging for samples and costs from various local suppliers to be sent to the director
  • Suggest any special offers or price reductions when sales are low
  • Meeting with suppliers to discuss possible new lines and ways to increase sales on existing products
  • Researching related products to compare cost and quality - regularly checking to find a product that is new and relevant to the current competitive market
  • Control and order stock of ambient products for the Regional warehouse
  • Monitoring stock levels and providing feedback to the Trading Director and Buying Assistant of any issues with products or suppliers
  • Actioning Emergency product withdrawals and Removal from sales, keeping all relevant departments informed. Controlling re-introduction of the product when safe to be re-sold and deducting the supplier of any relevant charges
  • Recalling damaged stock to the Regional warehouse and arranging collection or credit from suppliers

The ideal Trade/ Administration Assistant will possess:

  • Experience in a Buying, Trading, Merchandising or Allocator role
  • Keen attention to detail is essential along with an analytical approach to decision making with a dynamic manner and approach to problem solving

The hours are from Tuesday - Saturday.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 7 working days please assume on this occasion you have not been short-listed.

Required skills

  • Analytical
  • Buying
  • Research
  • Trading
  • Allocations

Application questions

Do you have previous experience within a similar role?
Are you flexible to work on a 12 month contract?
Are you available to work Tuesday - Saturday?

Reference: 34635213

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