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Purchasing / Supply Co-Ordinator

Somerset - Frome
up to £27000 per annum
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Purchasing / Supply Co-Ordinator
If you are a stock controller with extensive background in purchasing and all aspects of inventory management looking to join a small but growing team this opportunity is for you!

My client are a tree surgery and safety equipment supplier based in Frome, Somerset looking for a new addition to their business. They are a bubbly, predominately family business so you must work well as part of a small but very busy team!

Duties will include but not be limited to:-

  • Reviewing warehouse stock levels, stock reports, forecasts, and planning future orders

  • Working to reduce our stock holding without affecting supply

  • Manage cost of delivered goods reporting any fluctuation in cost to the sales team and advise action affecting sales price

  • Liaise with our preferred couriers on all aspects of freight import/export

  • Process product purchase orders on our software Sage 50c and send to suppliers

  • Negotiate on quantities and delivery terms

  • Communicate with suppliers to place orders and resolve discrepancies

  • Track open orders on the system and query shortages

  • Help in our warehouse with the picking and packing of orders when required

  • Sign off orders which have been picked by the Warehouse operative

  • Assisting with organising the shelves in the warehouse and locations of stock

The ideal candidate will be extremely organised with good experience of stock control and purchasing but also very flexible in approach.

The role will entail 50% in the warehouse, trade counter restocks, helping to unload deliveries and sign off orders as necessary, the other 50% will be in the office, speaking to suppliers, negotiating terms, adding purchase orders to the system and placing orders on our suppliers b2b portals.

You will seek an interest in learning about the products we sell and be proactive in making sure you know of new releases and launches from our suppliers.

If you have experience of health and safety, using Sage 50c, or importing/exporting that would be a distinct advantage.

You will be numerate and literate to be able to speak to suppliers clearly and professionally and also use the inhouse systems with training provided.

Flexibility in this role is crucial. We attend trade shows throughout the year so you may be required to assist with and attend these.

Driving licence and transport needed due to location.

This is a permanent position with the working hours being Monday - Thurs 8.30am-5.30pm and 8.30am-5pm on a Friday. Later in the year we may re-open on Saturday mornings so you would need to be flexible to cover these as required (approx. 1 in 6) 9am-12noon as overtime.

Salary £24k -£27k depending on experience. Workplace pension, Healthcare cashback plan, Employee Assistance Programme after successful probationary period of 6 months. 20 days holiday plus bank holidays rising to 23 days holiday after 5 years service.


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