Buyer/Planning Assistant

  • Location
    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Sales & Retail - Buying

Our client in Oundle, Peterborough are looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented and organised individual who is after an opportunity to develop and grow in a creative, unique business. In the market of arts and crafts, our client offer great potential for development in their buying/planning department.

Main duties include:

� Provide accurate, timely and thorough buyer and supplier support across the whole spectrum of product administration.

� Use numeracy (excel) and text (Word) PC skills to work with your buyer and supplier to input product data accurately, check and cross check data supplied in numerous and different formats and use your initiative to deliver and pool the information on offer to enable the best presentation of data in our client's set systems.

� Use in-house reporting and get to learn in-depth knowledge of both internal processes and external supply partner's processes to maximise your workload time efficiency's.

� Research and learn product information to check and monitor product information documents supplied via our supply partners and where needed improve and edit to be in line with the companies demanding levels of detail.

� Ensure all data entry and product descriptions are accurate, spelt correctly, presented in the correct format and all numerical data is correct.

� Pro-activity identifies smarter processes and procedures to improve efficiency and your role within the buying department.

� As requested, attend supplier meetings, take the minutes and follow up and resolve any issues as directed by the Buyer and Supplier

� Accurately process product set up - start to finish including taking full responsibility to deliver all the required information and data input

� Ensure all product samples/photography are requested and followed up to ensure sample/imagery are availability in a timely manner

Desired Skills:

� Strong analytical, process, planning and organisational skills

� Able to react quickly to tasks and work under pressure while maintaining high standards in line with Company core values: - our team, our products, our suppliers, customers, and our attitude

� Shoulder's responsibility and takes ownership

� Excellent numeracy and grammatical skills with a keen eye for detail

� Experienced in MS Office including Word and Excel

� Strong administration skills with meticulous attention to detail

� Positive attitude, self-motivated and team player

� Be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills

� Be proactive and able to manage own time effectively

� Have a positive attitude and a strong drive to achieve perfection

If you have the drive and ambition, and perhaps a little creativity, then apply for this fantastic opportunity today!

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