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Purchasing Assistant

  • Location:

    North Yorkshire, England

  • Sector:

    Marketing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £22000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Catherine

  • Contact email:

    catherine.stroud@brookstreet.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    YOR/700051_1616160158

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    30/04/2021

  • Startdate:

    12/04/21

Job Description

Are you a commercially minded and creative thinker? Do you have great IT and organisation skills? Do you have what it takes to keep hunting out new and exciting product ideas? If so we would love to hear form you!

Our client is looking for a Purchasing Assistant to join their growing business on the outskirts of York. This position will be office based and you must have access to your own car due to location.

Key responsibilities:

Research and collate market, consumer, seasonal and competitor data.
Research what performs well across all current and new marketplaces using various tools available.
Keep up to date with current and future product trends.
Use findings to create new ideas for commercially successful products.
Expand on existing product ranges.
Work with the Daily Deal sites to determine successful new products specifically for their daily deals.
Communicate findings and new product suggestions with the buyer.
Hunt down the best suppliers who can deliver these products at commercially successful margins.
Continuously communicate with suppliers to ensure all product requirements are met.
Manage the production and shipment of all new product orders.

Key Skills
Strong commercial awareness.
Excellent Maths skills.
Experience in dealing with and/or knowledge of calculating margins is vital.
Forward-thinking, innovative and pro-active.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes.
E-commerce knowledge would be advantageous

In return you can expect to receive a competitive salary based on experience, a fantastic working environment which is energetic and fun, 25 days plus Bank Holidays per year, pension scheme and free parking onsite.

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