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  • Job Reference:961169CR_1564570139

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Retail

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: Surrey

  • Job Title: Buying Assistant

  • Job Salary: £20000 - £22500 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

An amazing, brand new role with a global retail as a Procurement/Buying Assistant to support the wider Buyers within the business.

This is an amazing opportunity working with a team that love to have fun, but maintaining professionalism and supporting a team of experienced Buyer within their industry. You will need to be able handling multiple projects at any one time, in a fast paced environment

Key Responsibilities:

* Coordinate and manage all purchasing activity across a range of products and supplies, to include developing and maintaining close relationship with the supply base and key stakeholders
* Activities may include requirement gathering, administration of tenders and co-ordinating the assessment of tenders this support maybe across any spend category .
* Adhere to the Purchase Orders Procedure by requesting and raising Purchase Orders for some key products, remaining orders raised by branch managers.
* Rationalise suppliers and catalogues across the business and analyse details of purchasing data from the procurement spend data.
* Negotiate pricing/ product changes with suppliers, ensure savings realised through monitoring of benefits

Experience Required:

* Desire to develop in Procurement, with a willingness to learn from others.
* Some Procurement knowledge/experience advantageous.
* Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal and written) with stakeholders of all levels.
* Commenced or willing to study towards CIPS qualification, with an interest in Procurement as a career.
* Practical hands-on administrative experience in a project office or office environment.
* Ability to manage own time and liaise with others to assess priorities.

Excellent computing skills including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

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