Buying Assistant

Posted 2 weeks ago by Tagged Resources Ltd

Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Company:

Our client is a fast-paced company specialising in the FMCG / Homewares industry. They are looking to recruit Buying Assistant to add to their busy team working closely with the Buying Director and internal teams. They have a great team culture and are looking for a hands on proactive person to support customers, assist with processing orders, liaising with factories and with the warehouse

The Role:

  • The role will be to provide support to the Buyer Director
  • Dealing with general day to day correspondence as required
  • Processing sales orders and raising purchase orders with factories in the Far East
  • Liaising with freight companies to build containers
  • Analysing sales and stock movements, looking at best and worst sellers
  • Setting up new products on the internal system including costings.
  • Work with Critical Path to ensure prompt deliveries.
  • To maintain buying timelines for production and launch of all new products.
  • Manage communication between China and the UK.
  • Deliver accurate information to the different departments in the business as required.
  • Assist with inputting supplier information, chasing quotes and information from the factories.
  • Maintain the critical path daily
  • Negotiate pricing & get quotes from new suppliers.
  • Liaise with contacts in China to order samples.
  • Create & maintain strong relationships with both suppliers & customers.
  • Always ensure accuracy in all areas and keep a record of all communications.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience in a similar role, merchandising and buying.
  • Fully computer literate including Microsoft Office packages, excellent Excel skills and Sage
  • Ability to show initiative and prioritise workloads, resolve problems and meet deadlines.
  • Numerate with good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Tenacious, resilient with a ‘can do’ attitude to ensure task completion within timescale.

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Please be aware the duties listed above are an interpretation of the role and do not form any part of your employment contract. Please ask the interviewer any questions about the role that you wish to clarify.

Tagged Resources Limited acts as an employment agency. We have 25 years of Recruitment and Industry experience, working with Retail and Supply Chain markets and have various positions available. If this vacancy does not suit your experience and you are looking for a suitable role please look at our website or follow us on social networking sites.  All are updated on a daily basis.

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