Buying Assistant

Recruiter
Root2Recruitment
Location
Grimsby
Salary
£9 - £10 Per Hour
Posted
06 Sep 2017
Expires
04 Oct 2017
Ref
1245R2R
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

BUYING ASSISTANT

GRIMSBY

£9 - £10 per hour

Flexible hours (early start, early finish)

This is a great opportunity for a Buying Assistant, or Customer Services Adviser with knowledge of the food industry, to join a small, friendly, privately owned company in the centre of Grimsby. Ideally you will have a knowledge of buying within the food industry, however, consideration will be given to those who have an interest in food and will understand the different products the company offers. You will be joining the team at an exciting time of the company's growth.

This is an interesting and demanding position and you will enjoy sourcing and supplying the best, specialist local produce and pride yourself with providing excellent customer service to the loyal customer base.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Buying fresh produce on a daily basis
  • Stock taking
  • Sourcing and ordering of special products
  • Ad-hoc project work
  • Scheduling transport deliveries
  • Form strong relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Chasing orders and suppliers
  • Handling queries in a confident manner
  • Managing and creating Excel spreadsheets
  • General administration duties as required

Personal Specification:

 

  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good Microsoft Office skills with a good level of Excel
  • Able to work on own initiative and take responsibility
  • Enjoy working both as part of a team and individually
  • Happy to have a varied work load and to cover other duties as required
  • Proven customer service skills
  • Excellent telephone manner

 

Flexibility will be required as the role will require working Bank Holidays and an occasional Saturday morning.

 

The ideal candidate will be an experienced buyer or someone who is used to sales order processing in a food or similar environment. You will receive full company training including spending a short time in the warehouse learning the various aspects of the business including goods-in and the various products in the range.

Key Words: Buyer, Buying, Retail, Customer Service, Immingham, Cleethorpes, Louth

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