Branch: Worcester ~ Skills: buying, purchasing, fresh produce, admin ~ Education Levels: Post Graduate Diploma

Job Start Day: ASAP

Buying Assistant – Evesham

An exciting one-off opportunity has arisen for a buying assistant to join an established fresh produce business that have been operating since the early 1990’s based in Worcestershire.

Due to continued success and increased work load our client is searching for some one who has excellent customer service skills and an eye for detail. If this describes you, please send us your CV.

Duties as a buying assistant will include;

  • Working closely with the commercial manager and procurement manager within the food service and wholesale markets you will be assisting the team to managing their own portfolio of products
  • Help co-ordinate manage day to day relationship with strategic supply partners
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with growers/suppliers
  • Assisting the team in managing the P&L
  • To help monitor and managing stock arrivals ensuring expectations meet

As a buying assistant it is essential to have the following skills;

  • Outstanding customer service skills and able to build relationships with suppliers and customers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a confident professional telephone manner
  • Computer literate with accomplished numerical skills
  • Ability to prioritise in a busy environment with flexible approach
  • Exemplary organisational with high attention to detail

Desirable Skills to have as a buying assistant are;

  • Experience within a similar role
  • BSc Supply Chain and Logistics degree
  • SAP, ERP or Salesforce experience