Buying Assistant

20000.00 GBP Annual
03 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 7UN

Hours: 37.5 hour per week

With almost 800 stores and over 7000 dedicated employees, we are the UKs largest independent pharmacy chain. Customer care is at the heart of everything we do and as we continue to grow at an incredible rate exciting opportunity are being created for people like you to join our team.

We're hiring for a fantastic opportunity within our Commercial team and a key part of that team is our Buying Assistant.

This is a six-month fixed term opportunity which is part of a key project, so if you want to join the team please get in touch!

What you'll do

This role is about effective communication and stock management, whether you are liaising across our various internal teams through to dealing with external supplier orders and enquiries, your focus will be on delivery. As one of the Buying Assistants within our Buying team, you'll place and chase orders, work to key service level targets through to working closely with the Purchasing Managing to identify new areas and services that drive profit.

You'll need an eye for detail and have an intermediary level of skill in Microsoft Excel as you'll deliver and maintain various spreadsheets to ensure pricing is optimised. You will be responsible for managing stock levels and order placing, liaising with the logistics and finance to resolve supplier non-conformance, challenging non-deliveries and shortages and resolve pricing queries. Monitoring leakage and providing the team with analytical and administrative support where needed with be key to the role. You don't need to come from a Pharmacy background, desirable if you have Buying Administration experience, but, you will have a good grounding in delivering an excellent customer experience through the roles you have done previously.

We'd love to speak to you if you have:

  • Good IT/ Analytical skills
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Accuracy and ability to follow instructions
  • Able to multi task in an ever changing market
  • Ability to work within a team environment to achieve team/ department objectives
  • Ability to build rapport with internal and external customers
  • High attention to detail

The story so far
Since the 1940s, when Well started, the local pharmacist has been a fixture on your corner and in your community. We're now the UK's largest independent chain of pharmacies with 800 shops up and down the country.

If you want to help us with our purpose, of looking after people's most precious thing, their health and wellbeing, and you're keen to progress your career with a business that's going to disrupt the market, then join us.