Buying Assistant

Buying Assistant

Ref: JO-2110-109533 | £19000 - £20000 per annum + + Benefits | Location:Waterlooville, Hampshire, England | Added:17/06/22

Quest Search & Selection are currently partnering with this This FMCG retailer who is looking to recruit a Buying Assistant to assist with the Junior Buyer to manage and develop the allocated category in line with corporate policy.

This is an excited role from someone with experience in a commercial environment that is looking into a buying career for an initial 10-month contract. This role is to support the Junior Buyer in collating and processing of all product data.

The roles and responsibilities of this Buying Assistant role –

  • Process all data for, Pricing, Promotions, Sales barcodes etc.
  • Inputting price changes, product amendments and new lines etc.
  • Deal with any emails/calls from stores queries and request.
  • Collate and process supplier information.
  • Provide a service for any admin work required i.e. letters/memos, general spreadsheets, filling, photocopying etc.
  • Communicate with suppliers for delivery times, costs, product information.
  • Some negotiating may be required to ensure stock is delivered efficiently.
  • Ensure store queries relevant to the allocated categories, are dealt with in a timely and complete manner

To be successful in this Buying Assistant position you must have –

  • Up to 1 year in a similar role or has done a commercial position within head office, admin or analytics and wanting to get into buying
  • Graduate or graduate calibre + experience
  • Must have advanced excel skills
  • Competent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Good administrator skills
  • Good communicator – verbal and written
  • Understanding of negotiation techniques will be advantageous

The Benefits of this Buying Assistant position –

  • Life Assurance
  • There is scope for progressions into a Junior Buyer and Trading Manager, and we have seen this with a number of recent Buying Assistants we have recruited
  • Pension
  • free parking
  • 25 days holiday (pro-rata)

This is a great opportunity to work in in a fast-paced environment, established retail business. If you feel that you have the right experience and want a career in buying, please apply today quoting the reference JO-2110-109533.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.
Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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