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Buying Assistant in Crewe at Bestway Retail

Date Posted: 11/16/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Crewe
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/16/2018

Job Description

Bestway Retail is an exciting place to work; a growing, ambitious and fast paced business with a team who want to make a difference. Part of the Bestway Group, Bestway Retail operates the UK’s largest franchised off-license and convenience chain. With over 2000 colleagues and over 800 stores nationwide, Bestway Retail trades under the Bargain Booze, Select Convenience, Central Convenience and Wine Rack brands. Our business is growing and changing every day and we have a variety of exciting opportunities for ambitious people who are passionate about delivering a great service.

We have a fantastic opportunity for motivated and experienced administrators to join our Commercial Team as Buying Assistants on a fixed term contract for a period of up to 12 months. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience within a highly commercial organisation, acting as the first point of contact for queries regarding products and pricing information, ensuring these are addressed professionally, with excellent customer service and resolved efficiently.

 Key responsibilities as our Buying Assistant are:

  • Supporting the Buyer and wider Buying Team as required in all administrative aspects of a buying function
  • Coordination of events specific to the category such as promotional planning and seasonal pre-selling events
  • Coordination and collation of supplier turnover reviews, periodical activation trackers and event trackers, developing and maintaining evidence files for future reference
  • Develop and manage date code tracking documents and ensure that goods are cleared in a timely manner to minimise any potential losses to the business
  • Work cross-functionally with the supply and warehouse team to mitigate issues created in the date report and clearance process
  • Develop and maintain necessary databases specific to category to analyse sales and margin performance
  • To generate product and pricing reports in a timely manner as requested
  • To continuously look to improve and evolve the buying administration process in line with the needs of the business and industry best practice
  • To build and maintain strong working relationships with franchisees, the Commercial Team and wider head office functions

Job Requirements

About you…

As the ideal candidate you will have previous experience working in an administrative role and will be able to demonstrate your strong planning, organisation, and managing and influencing people skills. You will be competent in Microsoft, particularly Excel, and PowerPoint and be able to provide examples of where you have demonstrated good communication skills.

In return, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits which includes access to a health cash plan and pension scheme. 

If you think you have what it takes then we want to hear from you!