Buying Assistant

Buying Assistant


Buying Assistant

Details of the offer

Job Description:
Working with Buyer once product selection is made, and managing buying process end to end Supporting the Buyer to achieve quarterly production KPIs Negotiating with vendors and suppliers & building/maintaining relationships Monitoring stock, forecasting, and reporting on products to purchase to meet future demand. Use data at every step of the way Reporting on stock levels & stock movement Pricing/profit strategies & analysis Creating & maintaining product specifications Managing tasks around product development - samples, product specifications, product photography, following up suppliers, forecasting sales, and working with marketing/sales team to work on sales strategies & product launches Communicating with suppliers Market research (product) - research competitors (globally) and identify gaps, pricing strategy, or potential products Market research (suppliers) - research potential suppliers to work with, or vet inbound suppliers whether they are suitable to work with. (eg catalogues, samples, etc) Compare vendors, find alternative vendors Building & maintaining budgets Vendor meetings (requires travel to trade shows & or/country where supplier is based) Tracking orders & ensuring timely delivery Liaise with warehouse & logistics team Minimum Qualifications:
Has at least 1 year of experience Excellent communication skills with strong attention to detail - both written and verbal. Strong negotiation skills Highly organised with the ability to work under high-pressure situations Ability to deal with large volumes of data, interpret numbers and apply learnings Advanced knowledge of Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel Experience with market research and ability to present findings with clarity Preferred hands-on experience with purchasing software or an ERP Preferred experience as an assistant buyer/purchasing assistant to a Buyer and buying team Process-driven with an appreciation for the importance of documentation and training Always looking for ways in which to improve the process Self-sufficient, self-motivated and able to quickly adapt to change working in a fast-paced startup in an ever-changing environment A go-getter attitude who is not afraid to pick up the phone and speak with external parties

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