Purchasing and Supply Chain Assistant

Salary: £19,500 per annum or higher dependent on experience

Benefits: Company funded health scheme, statutory pension and flexible working hours, 50% funding for a CIPS Award, 28 days holiday, 4% language proficiency bonus available, training provided.

Hours: Full time

Location: Blackpool

Our client currently has an excellent opportunity for an aspiring buyer to join their international e-commerce company based in Blackpool.

Recently awarded a spot on the Time’s Top 100 SME Exporters, they are an expanding Company looking to get an excellent candidate.

Duties Include:

As the Purchasing and Supply Chain Assistant, you will report to the Purchasing & Supply Chain Coordinator.

  • Assisting all aspects of buying and demand forecasting to aid in stock level optimisation.
  • You will complete administrative tasks, data control and keep the function operating when the Coordinator is absent.
  • Assist with the purchasing of stock and make purchases when instructed
  • Complete assigned consumables purchasing
  • Liaise with various internal departments and suppliers to ensure a complete and accurate chain of communication is maintained
  • Assist with the research and sourcing of new products
  • Assist with demand forecasting and the collation of required data
  • Execute effective communication with European and Far Eastern suppliers
  • Schedule and track container deliveries with shipping companies

The ideal candidate:

The successful candidate would have a solid ability with numbers in addition to the following skills, experience and attributes:

  • Ideally a second class degree in a relevant field (scientific, logistics or business)
  • Experience working with large sets of numerical data
  • Practised understanding of MS Excel
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Diligent and creative
  • Logical and a forward thinker
  • Highly organised
  • Adaptive and open to change
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and as a self-starter
  • Excellent communication abilities
  • College level education or outstanding GCSE results (all As) are required as a minimum
  • Relevant experience would be an advantage but is not required
  • Ideally fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese

This role would ideally suit a graduate looking to enter into a logistics or buying career. Training will be provided on the job so no prior experience is necessary. If you have not had a response within 15 working days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

If you have the relevant skills and experience and are seeking a new career, then send your CV to cv@talent-finder.co.uk, with the subject line referring to the position and where you found it. Alternatively, call 01772 886799.

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To apply for this job email your details to info@hemscottassociates.com