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Assistant Buyers/ Buying Administration Assistants

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity with our Buying Team here at Findel Education for an Assistant Buyer - Maternity Cover (fixed term contract). If you have either a strong administration background or previous experience as an Assistant Buyer then we would love to hear from you.

Your Role:

Some of the responsibilities of this great opportunity include:

• 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.

• Prepare reports for the Buyer to identify trends and performance.

• Complete regular competitor and market reviews.

• Build category range in appropriate systems, in line with the critical path.

• 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, including attending trade shows and events.

• 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.

• Work closely with key stakeholders to ensure product compliance within the business, fitness for purpose and adherence to European & British standards.

About You:

We’re ideally looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

• Working towards a Buying related degree or previous experience in a Buying 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, proficient in MS Office

• Excellent verbal and written communication/presentation skills

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

What’s in it for you:

Competitive salary & benefits package including:

o 25 days holiday (pro rata)

o Birthday holiday

o Contributory pension scheme

o Employee Assistance Programme, including online GP & well-being support

o Volunteering Leave

o Staff discounts

We support hybrid working, with 3 days per week at our collaborative workspace in Hyde, Greater Manchester. Our culture is friendly, welcoming and supportive, and we believe work should be fun.

About Findel

Findel is an eCommerce educational resources supplier in the UK and International schools and nurseries marketplace. We own several general and specialist educational brands; Hope, GLS, Davies Sports, Philip Harris, Spa4Schools, A-Z, Scandiborn and LDA.

We look for people who want to inspire future generations of learners and who will play a part in moving Findel forward for the greater good. We recruit people who stand out from the crowd, take responsibility for seeking out what adds value and think outside the box.

• To find out about Findel, our vision, values and all the great things we do to support communities and the environment, please visit: https://www.findel.co.uk/

• To apply, please visit: https://findeleducation.careers.adp.com/

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