Buying Assistant

NJR Recruitment
From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
28 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Buying Assistant Location: Lancashire Salary: £15,000 - £20,000 depending on experience Import / Distribution Our Client, a dynamic and rapidly expanding distributor of products to the retail industry, now has an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join their dynamic team in Lancashire. The main purpose of your role will be to support the category Buying team in a range of administration and practical tasks to 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; whilst also ensuring up to date samples or quality mock up boards are provided for Showroom display of current products within the category. Responsibilities 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 products from the marketplace as directed by Buyers thereafter detailing all specifications and requirements and issuing to suppliers for quotations 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 On an ongoing basis to check the workflow viewer and task viewer ensuring all administration support requests are met to meet business need. To carry out any other duties as may reasonable be required The successful candidate will need have previous experience working as a Assistant Buyer - Preferably within a similar environment with Far East experience as well. You will have Excellent Knowledge of ERP Systems and have strong commercial acumen with excellent Microsoft and excel skill as well as solid communication and articulation skills and have the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines For further information please contact one of specialist consultants on 0161 834 4747 quoting REF: NJR5635 KEYWORDS: BUYER, FAR EAST, ASSISTANT BUYER, PURCHASING, DISTRIBUTOR This job was originally posted as