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Assistant Buyers/ Buying Administration Assistants



Job description

We have various exciting opportunities within our friendly Buying Team here at Findel Education for Assistant Buyers & Buying Administration Assistants. If you have either a strong administration background or previous experience as an Assistant Buyer then we would love to hear from you.

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

Brilliance and being able to shine is at our core and we want our people to be true to themselves, embody our values, strive for greatness, take the challenge, be different and above all care for and help others be the best they can. We look for people who want to inspire future generations and who play a part in moving Findel forward for greater good. We want people to make our customers and suppliers glow by providing the best service possible and caring about what we do best for our business and the planet. We recruit people who stand out from the crowd, take responsibility for seeking out what adds value and think outside the box.

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 analysis.

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.

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

About You:

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.

What’s in it for you?

Competitive salary & benefits package including 25 days holiday plus your Birthday off. Holiday purchase scheme, contributory pension, staff discounts, Employee Assistance Programme (including online GP & well-being support) Cycle to Work scheme. We fully support a hybrid working arrangement, with the working week split between our collaborative workspace in Hyde (Greater Manchester) and working from home.

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