Trade/ Administration Assistant - 12 month contract

Inplace Recruitment ltd
30580.00 GBP Annual
12 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type

Our client, an industry recognised food retailer, is looking for an outstanding professional and experienced Trade/ Administration Assistant to join their expanding team.

Responsibilities of the Trade/ Administration Assistant will include:

  • Actively research possible new suppliers and gain profiled for consideration
  • Set up new products by negotiating costs, case size with suppliers
  • Control any allocations to stores and keep stores informed on any changes to Regional products
  • Arranging for samples and costs from various local suppliers to be sent to the director
  • Suggest any special offers or price reductions when sales are low
  • Meeting with suppliers to discuss possible new lines and ways to increase sales on existing products
  • Researching related products to compare cost and quality - regularly checking to find a product that is new and relevant to the current competitive market
  • Control and order stock of ambient products for the Regional warehouse
  • Monitoring stock levels and providing feedback to the Trading Director and Buying Assistant of any issues with products or suppliers
  • Actioning Emergency product withdrawals and Removal from sales, keeping all relevant departments informed. Controlling re-introduction of the product when safe to be re-sold and deducting the supplier of any relevant charges
  • Recalling damaged stock to the Regional warehouse and arranging collection or credit from suppliers

The ideal Trade/ Administration Assistant will possess:

  • Experience in a Buying, Trading, Merchandising or Allocator role
  • Keen attention to detail is essential along with an analytical approach to decision making with a dynamic manner and approach to problem solving
  • Strong excel skills - v lookups/pivot tables
  • Knowledge of SAP

The hours are from Tuesday - Saturday.

Please note, due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 7 working days please assume on this occasion you have not been short-listed.