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Administrative Assistant- Buying



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Administration Assistant- Buying 

We have an exciting opportunity with our Buying Team here at Findel Education for an Assistant Buyer.

We’re the one-stop-shop for educational supplies; we provide all of the products schools and nurseries need, delivered when they want them, at highly competitive prices. We offer our customers unrivalled choice, great value & quality, and an exceptional service, underpinned by expertise & innovation. We’re all about saving schools time and money.

Some of the responsibilities of this great opportunity are:

Manage the system set up of suppliers & products.

Input core product data across our systems, including new product set up, ensuring the highest levels of accuracy.

Complete regular competitor and market reviews.

Manage the critical path to ensure new lines are sealed in time and all systems have required information (images/copy etc) to meet expected launch date.

To co-ordinate all samples within the critical path.

In collaboration with the Buyer, support the development of both current and new supplier relationships.

Manage supplier relationships on a day-to-day basis, ensuring information flows effectively between both parties.

Provide a quality and timely response to queries and ensure effective resolutions.

Act as a Brand Ambassador.

Support projects and undertake a range of administrative duties, ensuring the department runs effectively.

Work with all functions to deliver best in class catalogues & marketing materials, both digitally and offline.

Our ideal person would have the following skills and experience:

Working towards a Buying related degree or previous experience in a Buying or administrative role

Able to work well as part of a team as well use own initiative

Well organized with excellent time management and administration skills

Accuracy and great attention to detail

Ability to analyse data and make recommendations

Able to solve problems by thinking creatively and being resourceful

Excellent IT skills particularly on Excel, proficient in MS Office

Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills

Ambition to grow and a “can-do” attitude.

Competitive salary and benefits package including 25 days holiday plus an additional Birthday holiday, contributory pension scheme and staff discounts.

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