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Buying/Purchasing Assistant (TGM1851) – £24k-£27k

Buying/Purchasing Assistant (TGM1851) – £24k-£27k

Location: Birmingham

Type: Permanent

Industry: FMCG

Job Ref: TGM1851

The Company:

We are looking for a Buying/ Purchasing Assistant to join a fashion supplier. You will support with the day-to-day administration including the critical path, purchase orders and shipments. The working hours are Monday to Friday 9-5pm. The main purpose of this job role is to assist the Buyer in the preparation, organising and management of all purchases, and ensuring supplies are obtained in a timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaising with suppliers on a daily basis by e-mail and telephone
  • Following up, monitoring outstanding orders to ensure delivery dates are met
  • Maintaining weekly schedules. Updating a range of schedules externally (suppliers, customers) and internally (sales team and technical team), and reconciling against computer system
  • Liaising with warehouse for goods-in bookings, maintaining paperwork and system data
  • Stock level monitoring
  • Tracking and tracing shipments, liaising with shipping forwarders for shipping documentations and delivery bookings
  • Documentations – managing and filing
  • All other day to day general administration

Skills & Experience:

  • Highly computer literate, able to manage data, produce documents to the highest of standards
  • Excellent maths, numerate and accurate
  • Very good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other software packages e.g. Microsoft Word and Photoshop
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to work from own initiative with a high degree of organizational skill
  • Quick to learn with a Can Do attitude
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively via telephone, email and face to face
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