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Purchasing / Sourcing Advisor (Retail) Job

Purchasing / Sourcing Advisor (Retail)
Location: London (West London, Acton)
Salary: Up to £18,000
Ref: BM-98

This highly successful and industry leading consumer and commercial stationary distributor/retailer seek a Purchasing / Sourcing Advisor to join their busy and very successful retail support team based from prestigious Group Head Office in West London (Acton).

Reporting to the Specials Manager, you will advise and help source specialist stationary products/product groups for the customer market increasing the extensive product rage (currently 80,000+) and ultimately help the purchasing team buy great products which in turn will help the sales team sell even more products. This is a career position so you will have strong interpersonal skills, a professional attitude and be able to show related commercial experience in product sourcing/buying/purchasing.

Key duties:
. Source specialist stationary products for customers.
. Liaise closely with Sales to ensure communication of customer requests and needs.
. Liaise with the Purchasing Department particularly the Backorder Team.
. Act as a point of reference and advice.
. Manage backorders, keeping customers updated.

Person specification:
. Proven commercial retail experience with knowledge of product sourcing/buying/purchasing.
. Proven customer service skills.
. A confident and quick learner.
. Ability to negotiate prices and service levels.
. Ability to think logically, laterally and creatively.
. Able to communicate across all levels and to a customer base.

We are interviewing immediately so apply now!
Salary: On application
Location: London
Additional keywords: sourcing, buyer, retail, stationary

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