We have been asked by a leading retailer to support them with the recruitment of a proactive and engaging Purchasing Assistant to join a growing team.
·Researching potential new products (analysing pricing and profit, competitors, amazon etc). Will involve use of a Decision Matrix.
·Identifying products to consider adding, based on category and brand awareness. Would include use and analysis of Google Keyword data, as well as reviewing competitors.
·Gather and review data from suppliers (pricing, product information and supplier information).
·Setting up all new SKUs and ensuring all fields are completed.
·Assisting the Dept Manager with product sales analysis (based on revenue and profit). This information would be reviewed and used to identify strong categories and potential new products.
·Managing the movement of samples/stock within the business; marketing and warehouse.
·Scheduling and prioritising work to ensure that deadlines are met.
·Participating and contributing to supplier meetings and attending trade shows
·Working on additional product projects eg. Extras, Basket add-ons etc
·Undertaking other tasks as and when directed by your line manager, when reasonably requested.
What are we looking for?
·Excellent numeracy and analytical skills (intermediate excel skills).
·Has experience in the use of MS Office applications, Excel being the key application and intermediate skills preferable.
·The ability to respond to the pressure of deadlines.
·A natural talent for being organized and structured in their approach to tasks and prioritise accordingly.
·Proactive and positive with a ‘can do’ attitude and the ability to multi-task.
·Excellent attention to detail.
·Excellent written & spoken communication skills.
·Engaging personality and fun to be around.
·Self-directed and highly motivated.
·Dependable and trustworthy.
Interested? Please call us on 01788 298040 for an informal chat about the role.If you have sent us a copy of your CV and not had a reply within 5 working days we would kindly ask you to assume your application on this occasion has been unsuccessful.
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