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Assistant Buyer

Salary:
20,000 - 24,000
Location:
Manchester
Company:
Pure 4 Recruitment Limited

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My client is looking for a number of Buying Assistants to join their growing team.

Your job will be to support the category Buying team in a range of administration and practical tasks and assist them in ensuring the availability of a range of products, product samples and presentation materials which will facilitate the sales team in maximising category sales,

Main Duties

  • To input all data for line lists on a daily basis chasing factories for information to complete line list data as necessary
  • To identify specification information for all new products and packaging and input onto the standard templates
  • To issue specification data to suppliers requesting quotes as directed
  • To purchase (non company) products from the marketplace as directed by Buyers thereafter detailing all specifications and requirements and issuing to suppliers for quotations
  • To ensure up to date samples or quality mock up boards are provided for Showroom display of current products within the category
  • To ensure the availability of up to date samples, new samples and prototypes or quality mock ups for Trade Shows within the category
  • To make and/or update as needed quality sales presenters which best reflect the category product ranges available to aid the sales process
  • Liaise with factories on a regular basis regarding pre-production and approved production samples. chasing progress of orders to ensure requirements are met within required timescales.
  • To provide cover and/or support for other Assistant Buyers and Buying Administrators as required ensuring urgent requirements are met from within the

Essential Skills and Knowledge required

  • Good standard of general education with GCSE Grade 1-3 in English or equivalent
  • Well developed MS Office skills with proficiency in Excel
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Organised approach with the ability to balance competing priorities
  • Prior working knowledge within a buying environment

Only relevant candidates will be contacted

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