Purchasing and Stock Controller

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Salary Description
Weekly pay, excellent rate, great training opportunities, temp to perm
Contract Type
Temp to Perm

We are currently recruiting for a purchase and stock controller for our client in Taunton

Monday to Friday

09.00 - 17.00

Full or Part-time available

£12.0 Per hour (25K per annum)

Overview of the role

The successful candidate will assist in purchasing and stock control in a fast-paced department. Dealing in high-end food and beverage products, the role demands constant focus on our desired high service level.

The role will focus predominantly on purchasing and inventory assistance, but will also include key business areas such as fulfilment and operations. It is a superb opportunity to really develop an integral position in the ever-changing, fascinating ‘F&B’ industry.

Core Responsibilities

We use a bespoke system, named Orderwise. The system manages our stock control and is pivotal in the Purchasing Department. A complete understanding of the purchasing section is a core function of the role, following an in-depth training period.

  • Placing daily orders in line with the agreed order schedule
  • Reviewing stock levels and providing forecasts to help ensure the correct levels of stock are being ordered
  • Maintaining purchasing, stock and pricing reports
  • Working closely with the Purchasing Director on supplier relationships
  • Maintaining Purchasing Inbox and Tickets
  • Corresponding with Producers who wish to be represented by Diverse
  • Active role in communication with suppliers during catalogue production

Supporting roles when required (holiday cover)

Chasing delivery dates for outstanding supplier purchase orders and updating the system with due dates

Effective, accurate booking in of goods received onto the system within agreed timescale

The Right Individual

We are looking for a passionate, adaptable, driven person and wants to develop the role and themselves in a fast-growing business.

You must have the ability to control process, so be structured and disciplined.

Strong communication skills, internally and externally to customers and suppliers.

You must be proficient with basic IT systems and be easily able to learn new software and applications.

You will be comfortable using excel being able to perform/execute calculations.

Accurate and detailed - stock is cash and a key element of our customer experience. The ability to think and adapt will be key to maintaining our high service level.

Being part of a team who is growing will require the individual to be agile, flexible and committed, therefore in some instances taking on additional responsibilities to get the job done.

Operating Platform & Standards

Business productivity and effectiveness is essential to delivery our Purpose of “Fine Food Delivered Differently”. As a result, we have and will continue to invest in technology to ensure we maximise productivity.

You will need to become proficient and then work to ensure the data is correct and timely in all systems, currently, key systems are

  • Orderwise
  • Freshdesk
  • Courier booking systems
  • Microsoft Excel


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