Buying Assistant

£24000 - £25000 per annum 
Job Type:
Purchasing and Procurement 
Job Ref:

A successful and well-established family run business supplying educational supplies and hygiene products to schools is currently looking to recruit a Buying Assistant at their Colchester office. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking and ambitious business and is ideally suited to someone looking for progression in procurement.

The Role
You would be responsible for the day to day purchasing and procurement activities in view of creating and maintaining a seamless supply chain. You would be expected to maintain good relationships with key suppliers and the distribution network to ensure customer service expectations are met.

– Monitoring stock levels and identifying purchasing needs
– Stock forecasting and analysis
– Researching potential suppliers and negotiation with existing suppliers
– Tracking orders and ensuring timely delivery
– Working with overseas suppliers on imports and other procurement activities
– Updating internal databases with order details (dates, vendors, quantities, discounts)
– Liaising with office and warehouse staff to ensure a seamless supply chain

Required Experience
– An intelligent, well organised and enthusiastic individual
– Basic understanding of supply chain procedures and purchasing software
– Attention to detail with fast-paced work ethic
– Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite i.e. Outlook, Excel and Word

The Purchasing & Supply Chain Assistant role may be suitable for you if you have a background as any of the following: Purchasing Coordinator, Purchasing Administrator, Purchasing Officer, Purchasing Support Officer, Supply Chain Administrator, Procurement Assistant, Procurement Administrator.

The Package
– Attractive salary of up to £25,000, starting bonus of £1,500
– Career progression opportunities, ongoing support and coaching from both internal and external sources
– Friendly and positive team working environment
– Hybrid working flexibility, flexible working hours
– Free onsite parking, birthday off, staff BBQs

The Company
A highly regarded third generation family business, supplying schools and colleges across London and the South for over 45 years. Offering an attractive salary, this is a fantastic chance to develop your purchasing & supply chain career and work with a business dedicated to offering outstanding service, where people work hard and are encouraged to excel.


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