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Assistant Buyer

Commercial

Job Number: 26145

Location: Newark Distribution Centre (LM0012)

Contract: Full Time / Permanent

Description

DESCRIPTION

Assistant Buyer

Newark

 

There’s no feeling quite like uniting tech lovers everywhere and we get to do it every single day. Connecting our people, our customers and our partners. We’re a team of 41,000 colleagues working across nine countries to deliver excellence. Be part of framing the future with us. You’ll certainly feel proud when you see what you can achieve here.

We're looking for a driven Buyer to join our spares purchasing team where you'll work within our Customer Repair Centre. You'll look to maintain and build trusting relationships with our suppliers, reduce spares spend negotiating better rates and manage spares Inventory to the highest standards. You will help to increase customer satisfaction by driving supplier performance, increasing availability, reducing cost and delivering excellent customer service.

 

As part of this role, you’ll be responsible for: 
• Placing orders and managing the ordering, supply and returns of spares required within our Customer Repair Centre
• Communicating with all areas of the business to Improve parts availability and reduce queries
• Ensuring all documentation and systems process are carried out correctly and efficiently
• Reducing supplier credit rejections and improve lead times to give accurate ETA's for stock shortages

 

People skills are one thing, but you'll go a step further and build and maintain strong working relationships across the business and with suppliers at all levels because you'll love doing a good job!

 

You will need:
• An understanding of procurement principles
• Strong analytical skills
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Strong Microsoft Office skills
• The ability to work in a team as well as being self-sufficient and proactive
• Purchasing experience 


We’re one team and we celebrate all of the great things you do. One way we show our gratitude is by giving you access to a range of lifestyle benefits, including:

• Performance related bonus
• Competitive pension scheme
• Discounts across big brand names in retail, travel and cinema
• Store discounts in our Currys PC World, Dixons Travel and Carphone Warehouse sites
• 6 weeks of annual leave (inclusive of bank holiday entitlement)

Beyond that, we’ll be with you every step of the way, enabling you to get the most out of your role. Training plans are a given, and you’ll have access to additional e-learning resources to really see your career develop in the way you want. We’re building a team that brings technology to people, making their lives better, easier and fuller, and you can be part of it.