Buying Assistant

Full Time Permanent

South Wales Jobs


Office based in Welshpool, Powys

My client is a highly successful, expanding Retailer and they have a great career opportunity for an ambitious, driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant, who offers at least 2 year’s experience in a Procurement or Purchasing role.

We seek an enthusiastic, passionate and highly self-motivated person to join their close-knit, collaborative and dedicated team

Experience in a Consumer Goods/Retail business would be advantageous but if you have a real desire to learn and develop and substantial personal initiative we can support you in achieving your potential.

The working environment is fast-paced, changeable and commercial and allows ideas to flourish and decisions to be made without undue processes or operational procedures. You truly have the chance to use your initiative and take responsibility.

Current/Previous experience in the following would be helpful but are by no means essential: –

* Category management

* Range Planning

* Merchandising

* Forecasting

* Seasonal/cyclical reviews

* Price negotiation

* Stock Control

* P&L responsibility

Key skills/experience we need: –

* At least 2 years in a Purchasing/Procurement role

* Experience in a fast-paced working environment

* Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.

* Hands-on, committed and passionate personality

* A team player, willing to support and contribute to the wider team and company

* Influence and communicate effectively at all levels

* A full, preferably clean driving licence

* Enthusiastic and energetic with real drive and ambition

Swallow Associates Ltd is a Recruitment business working with clients to source and recommend candidates who are in their ideal mould


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