- Retail
04 May 2018 X

Buying Assistant (Procurement)–

Salary £19,000 - £24,000
Location Leeds
Type Permanent
Sector Business Support Retail

About the post–

POST– recruitment are recruiting for a Buying Assistant to work within a newly created procurement team.
The family owned business has enjoyed remarkable success and has now brought the function in house.

As part of the procurement team, you will be assisting the buying team in the performance of their duties, including placing of orders and progressing the orders in line with expected delivery dates, having regular contact with suppliers, both UK and Far East, and liaising with other internal departments where necessary.


  • Communicating with suppliers and building long term relationships
  • Monitor daily out of stocks information
  • Setting up and managing supplier and product folders, eg specs, price lists
  • Follow up non-delivered supplier purchase orders and back orders and inform the relevant buyer
  • Attend/conduct meetings with suppliers and buying team
  • Liaise with and keep internal sales updated on any issues that will affect their customers
  • Listing up new lines
  • Maintenance of product specifications

What we need from you–

  • Strong administrative, communication and computer skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to build rapport and relationships with suppliers and colleagues
  • Strong negotiating, influencing and persuasion skills
  • Ability to question and make observations
  • Must excel in a fast-paced environment where critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required
  • System Skills - current system used is Epicor, experience not essential but any knowledge of this or similar would be an advantage

What you’ll get–

  • £19,000 - £24,000
  • Great Office Location
  • Good Transport Links

If you are interested in this role, please apply ASAP.

This vacancy is being advertised by Post Recruitment Ltd. The services advertised by Post Recruitment Ltd are those of an Employment Agency, visit our website for more details.