Purchasing Assistant

  • Location
    Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Category
    Purchasing - Purchasing Support
  • Contract Type
    Permanent
  • Salary
    £27,000.00/Year
  • OrganizationType
    Office

We are recruiting for an experienced Purchasing Assistant although this role could also suit an experienced Purchaser to work in Leicester as part of a small team and you will be provided with parking reporting into a Manager. As the Buyer you will work in a very relaxed office working Monday- Friday 8am -4.30pm



As the Purchasing Assistant your duties are listed below



  • Manage existing categories, buying specific products in line with demand.

  • Regularly review performance indicators, such as sales and to spot new trends.

  • Plan for additional product opportunities.

  • Manage plans for stock levels.

  • Meet with suppliers, negotiate capacity, pricing and terms.

  • Maintain and further develop existing supplier relationships, whilst identifying opportunity and sourcing new routes.

  • Liaise with other departments to ensure launches and ongoing deliveries are executed on time.

  • Work alongside buying colleagues to appraise the supply base, and mutually agree new team sourcing direction.

  • Share key sales data within the business to maximise wider opportunities for entry, growth or retraction in specific areas.

  • Monitor commodity pricing closely and ensure best pricing is obtained to deliver savings/improved profits for our clients.



As the Purchsing assistant we are looking for the below to be successful



  • Previous buying / procurement / purchasing experience

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Negotiation skills, ability to network and influence people

  • A confident communicator, with strong team working and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently to reach team goals.

  • Numeracy skills and IT proficiency.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Excel.

  • Good organisation skills and able to multitask, to deliver new and ongoing projects.

  • Ability to make quick, but informed decisions, and meet tight deadlines.

  • Manage sample development and approval.

  • Commercial awareness, creative flair and a `can do` attitude.




  • Once successful as the Purchasing Assistant you will receive the Following

  • 28 days paid holiday including bank holidays

  • Onsite fitness facilities

  • Contributable company pension scheme



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