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Buying Assistant

Buying Assistant – Northwich.

Do you want to be buying some of the coolest products and software in the  IT Industry that make a real difference to enterprise businesses? Our client provides the world’s biggest brands with technologies that deliver a competitive edge and real value.

The company is looking for a buying assistant, who will be responsible for managing relationships with suppliers across the UK.  Relationship building and attention to detail are essential skills.

Main responsibilities and duties:

  • Collaboratively work with Sales to identify best sourcing routes
  • Utilise the current supply base to source Goods/Services in the first instance
  • Go out to market to source Goods/Services where the requirements cannot be met within the current supply base (Request for Quotes etc.)
  • Qualify any new Suppliers as appropriate
  • Provide quotations to the Sales team to a high standard of accuracy and competency
  • Place Supplier purchase orders in a timely and efficient manner
  • Update NAV with the initial promised delivery date from the Supplier
  • Identify projects, savings and efficiencies within the allocated commodity
  • Focus on achieving KPIs set by the business and those agreed with your manager
  • Report, present and communicate data to colleagues as and when required
  • Identify projects, savings and efficiencies within the allocated commodity
  • Ensure that day to day processes of the business are followed and remain compliant
  • To undertake additional duties as may be assigned from time to time

The salary will be based on an individual’s experience.

Personal qualities

  • Knowledge of IT industry preferably having worked in the IT Channel previously
  • Knowledge of professional services and software licensing is preferable
  • Great team player
  • Good eye for detail
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build relationships with people at all levels

What you can expect from us:

  • A fast-paced and fun working environment
  • A place where you can learn and your opinion is valued
  • Workplace pension after 3 months service
  • 30 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Your birthday off
  • Free on-site parking at Cheshire office
  • Training and development

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