Job Description


Purchasing & Trading Assistant - £26725 per annum additional benefits - Darlington

Contract - Full-Time


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Purchasing Assistant


£26,725 per annum (Fixed Term Contract)

Aldi is one of the fastest growing supermarkets in the World and now has over 700 Stores in the UK, with a view to increasing this to 1000 stores by 2022.

Forming an integral part of the operations team and tasked with the efficient and accurate running of the Trading Department are a key team of Purchasing Assistants, responsible for achieving compliance with all internal and external guidelines and regulations, as well as contributing to the overall co-operative environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Purchasing Assistant looking to develop their career with an award-winning company.

Your duties will include:

  • Analysing historical data to predict future stock forecasting requirements and make decisions on purchasing quantities
  • Ordering products, monitoring stock levels and providing feedback to the Trading Director on any issues.
  • 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.
  • Responding to all customer complaints within the area of responsibility.
  • Maintaining and controlling the stock for stores as per the legal requirements.

Key Stakeholder Communication

External - Liaise with external consultants regarding Health and Safety or Food Safety issues

Internal - Liaise with internal departments regarding quality issues and product data

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

  • Experience in a similar role, such as Supply Chain, Purchasing, Buying or Procurement
  • Experience of analysing and accurately recording volumes or 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
  • Must be forward thinking, have strong negotiation skills and a professional attitude.

This is a full time role, Monday - Friday and the successful candidate will also be required to work approximately 1 in 8 Sundays.

You will be employed on a 12-month fixed term contract with the possibility of this being extended for the right candidate.

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

To apply for the role of Purchasing Assistant, please apply via the button or link shown. If your skills and experience meet with this requirement, we will contact you to discuss the position in further detail.

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