Inventory / Product Assistant - Career Opportunity (Global Brand)
Competitive Salary + Excellent Company Benefits Package + Career Development
++ Ready to join one of the best in the business? An excellent opportunity for a candidate with previous inventory / buying / product / supplier experience or a graduate-calibre candidate looking to get into product management. In this role you’ll be looking after water treatment products supplied to the electrolysis and recreational water sectors e.g. hospitals, swimming pools & spas. Occasional travel across the UK and Ireland will be required to manage this fast paced and challenging portfolio ++
About the Company:
With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $10 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.
The Inventory / Product Assistant Opportunity:
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Product Assistant to join our busy Supplier & Product Management team in Stanley Wilmslow, Cheshire.
In this role, with full training, you will be responsible for your own suppliers as well as supporting the Product Manager for key and strategic product portfolios within Chlor Alkali and Recreational Water, to ensure that products are available for sale, pricing is correct, and that all relevant information is up to date.
Your Key Responsibilities and Tasks:
You will be pro-active in your approach to supplier and product management to make sure that all possible opportunities are identified and maximised.
You will assist in the preparation of annual targets and budgets, information that is used to measure and review our performance. You will negotiate with our suppliers to secure the right prices and terms for purchase of products as well as controlling selling prices to maximise our gross margins. You will also assist in developing the growth of sales of the portfolio supported by the Product Managers.
You will set up, monitor and update selling schedules for products. You will need to liaise with our stock controllers to decide forecasts and stock levels. It will be your responsibility to deal with aged stock and implement the changes needed to drive continuous improvement.
We Are Looking For:
To be successful in this role you will have excellent rapport building skills and be a confident communicator, especially with negotiation and influencing of others.
We are looking for you to be commercially and technically minded with good experience of data manipulation and highly numerate. You will need to have a good general level of education, and be able to demonstrate that you are dedicated and proactive as the ability to make valuable contributions to the gross margin targets is key to this role. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organised individual to help support the Supplier & Product Management function.
What we offer in Return:
+ 33 days holiday
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefit
+ Discounted childcare vouchers
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!
You may have worked in the following capacities:
Supply Chain Assistant, Supply Chain Account Manager, Purchasing Coordinator, Sales & Marketing Executive, Product Sales & Marketing, Buyer’s Assistant, Product Coordinator, Junior Product Manager, Product Administrator, Supplier Coordinator, Stock Administrator, Inventory Coordinator, Procurement & Supplier Coordinator.