**Assistant Buyer - Southampton - £23,000**
Do you want more autonomy in your next role and does a trip to the Far East appeal to you?
Are you comfortable making decisions on a daily basis with the ability to think on your feet and move quickly?
Our client is a large UK supplier of Health, Beauty & Nursery products to the pharmacy/retail sector. They are looking for an Assistant Buyer to come in to boost the Buying department.
What are the key skills required for this Assistant Buyer vacancy?
Someone who has the ability to interact, communicate and negotiate effectively with customers and suppliers.
Strong PC literacy
Excellent organisational and time management skills
An individual who has an eye for products and packaging
Excellent admin skills
What does the role involve?
Ordering and managing stock to maintain service levels.
Understanding of the critical path analysis.
Oversee the complete procurement life cycle from cradle to grave.
Have total ownership of smaller scale procurement projects.
Presenting new ranges to the sales team.
Maintain the product database.
Liaising and negotiating with Far East Factories.
Analise sales and range performance.
Visit Far East trade shows / factories with the Senior Buyer as appropriate.