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Purchasing Assistant

Purchasing Assistant - Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary: £18,500 - £25,000

The Company

My client is a company of mountaineering, climbing, outdoor, ski, cycle and sports enthusiasts who specialise in the distribution of the finest quality and performance products through the best specialist outdoor, ski and sports stores throughout the United Kingdom

The Role

My client is currently looking to expand their Purchasing Department with the appointment of a Purchasing Assistant.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing team, operating in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Working alongside the Purchasing Manager you will assist in ensuring that product and the timely delivery of the right level of stock meet the demands of the business and customers.

This position would suit an individual who is wanting to pursue a career in stock planning / purchase management or looking for a new challenge where they can grow and develop their skills.

An interest in mountaineering, climbing, outdoor or ski sports, is preferable.

Role Responsibilities:

? Assist Purchasing Manager in the planning / forecasting of stock and sales across all brands to meet customer demand and company financial targets.
? Prepare and maintain Planning and Purchase Order system to ensure that all purchase orders and planning data are processed and updated in a timely manner.
? Raising and submitting purchase orders within supplier deadlines.
? Liaise with warehouse manager, suppliers and freight forwarders in relation to the planning and timing of weekly inbound deliveries into the warehouse.
? Assist with booking goods onto stock system and resolving any delivery discrepancies from suppliers.
? Monitor supplier performance and advise Purchasing Manager of any changes to planned delivery schedule and update system accordingly.
? Assist in obtaining quotations and arrange shipment of goods with selected Freight Forwarders.
? Liaise with Brand Managers in relation to sea