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  • Entry Level Opportunity - Buying Assistant

  • Business: Travis Perkins
  • Sector: Category, Pricing & Product
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive & Excellent Benefits
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 04-Jul-2019
  • Job reference: 20916

Job Description

Are you looking to take your first step into a career in Buying? Do you have drive and ambition and aspire to work in a dynamic, commercial business? If so, this could be the perfect role for you!

As a Buying or Category Assistant at Travis Perkins you will play a vital role in being the first point of contact for our branches and suppliers, supporting our Category Managers in the setup and management of ranges, promotions and pricing and supporting with weekly performance reporting.

What you’ll do
Utilising your great communication skills, you will ensure requests and queries from our Branches are dealt with quickly and efficiently. You’ll have an eye for detail, ensuring accurate data is provided to help us understand the trading performance of our categories and customers. A great team player, we will need you to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders to deliver commercial projects across the business, as well as ensuring our product descriptions, images, prices and data is accurate and customer focused.

Who we’re looking for
You may be a graduate or someone with practical shop-floor experience who's great at mastering systems and processes - previous buying experience isn’t essential. We just need you to be great with numbers, sharp with data and able to balance lots of different tasks at the same time! You will also need the confidence to build relationships, be prepared to work at pace and most of all not be afraid to get stuck in.

Sound interesting? If you are looking to build a career, this could be a great first step on your journey, with the opportunity to work in a dynamic business surrounded by passionate people who are driven to succeed.

What can we offer you?
As well as full training from a supportive and friendly team, we can also offer you the opportunity to take part in both our internal Commercial Academy courses and external GAP negotiation courses to help set you up with the best start for a career in Buying.

You may not know much about Travis Perkins plc but if you look a bit closer you might be surprised, we are the UK leader in the building materials and home improvement markets. Recognised as one of Britain’s Top Employers since 2010, we offer our employees great company benefits and the support of a team who values your development as much as you do.

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