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Purchasing Administrator

Sawley, England



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Purchasing Administrator

£27,830 per annum

Fixed Term Contract – 1 year and 11 months

Sawley, Nottingham

Aldi is one of the fastest growing supermarkets in the World and now has over 830 stores in the UK, with a view to increasing this to 1000 stores by 2022. At the core of these stores is a busy, streamlined Distribution Centre ensuring the right goods hit the right stores in the most efficient way.

Aldi’s newest Regional Distribution Centre is a 100•acre site in Sawley due to open in 2020, creating hundreds of new jobs within the local area.

We are currently looking for a team of eight Purchasing Administrators, who will form an integral part of the Commercial department.

Your primary responsibility is to ensure stock availability for all stores within your region across your designated areas (i.e. Ambient, Chilled, Produce)

Your duties will include:

•Ordering products and closely monitoring stock levels

•Analysing historical data and seasonal trends to predict future stock forecasting requirements

•Liaising with suppliers regarding quality of products, logistical requirements etc, providing regular feedback to the Trading Director

•Receiving and sending data to Corporate and all relevant departments.

•Actioning Emergency Product Withdrawals and keeping all relevant departments informed.

•Ensuring the information required regarding Regional Buying of products is maintained.

•Processing price card orders received from stores.

•Recalling damaged/ faulty stock to the regional distribution centre and arranging for collection/credit from suppliers.

•Maintaining and controlling the stock for stores as per the legal requirements.

•Attending regular meetings and conference calls with suppliers and warehouse managers

Key Stakeholder Communication

External – Liaise with external suppliers regarding product quality and logistics

Internal – Liaise with internal departments regarding quality issues, product data and stock availability

To be considered for the role of Purchasing Administrator you must have:

•Experience in a similar role involving high volume order processing and stock control

•Experience of analysing and accurately recording volumes of data of a diverse nature.

•Experience of working in a demanding, fast paced role with multiple, strict deadlines.

•Able to work under pressure and make sound, strategic decisions autonomously

•Good Excel and Outlook skills

The hours for this role are 08:00 • 16:30 Monday • Friday, Candidates will also be expected to work approximately 1 in 8 Saturdays with a day off in the week.

Please note, due to location of the Regional Distribution Centre, your own transport is essential

This role is on a fixed term contract of 1 year and 11 months.

If successful you will be required to undertake up to 9 months training prior to the site opening, this will take place at either the Atherstone or Goldthorpe Distribution Centre. Accommodation and/or travel expenses will be provided. Further details will be provided at interview stage

Posted 46 days ago

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