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Business Area: Admin
Work Hours: Days
Address: Caxton Way, Pindar Business Park, Eastfield, Scarborough
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 pro rata

ASSISTANT BUYER

Join the Cooplands family:

We are the largest family owned bakery chain in the UK and though the size of the business has grown in recent years, Cooplands still maintain a family spirit and atmosphere. We have ambitious plans for expansion in the coming years, aiming to grow together to provide fresh, good value and quality food as well as excellent service to our customers.

People are the heart of everything we do here at Cooplands. We aim to provide a friendly and positive place to work where there are always possibilities for progression. We are committed to training and helping our staff develop the skills they need to fulfil their potential.

About the role

Your main responsibilities will be to assist the Group Bakery Manager in

  • Finding potential new suppliers
  • Negotiating prices and terms
  • Making agreements and contracts for purchase
  • Identify key areas for purchase price improvements
  • Obtain quotations for goods and services
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers
  • Liaise with external suppliers and internal colleagues to ensure quality and compliance are maintained
  • Build and maintain a supplier database on the company IT system
  • Provide general administrative support
  • Respond effectively and professionally to requests from internal and external customers
  • Undertake other reasonable tasks as directed by Group Bakery Manager

The Successful candidate ….

  • Must be computer literate with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong analytical skills
  • Must be able to schedule work and prioritize effectively
  • Must be highly motivated and have a “can do” attitude

Experience in a buying capacity would be preferred but is not essential

The package .....

Salary £18 – £20K pro rata
Hours of work: Part time – some flexibility, to be discussed
20 days holiday plus 8 Bank Holidays
30% staff discount

      Requirements

  • Legal entitlement to work in the UK (e.g. Valid VISA or Work Permit for non EEC residents)
  • Some flexibility in your availability for working hours would be an advantage (you may be required to work different shifts each week, or asked to work overtime).
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Unfortunately, due to the high numbers of applications we receive, we are unable to contact candidates who are not shortlisted for an interview. If you have not heard anything within four weeks of submitting your application, you should assume you were unsuccessful. However, we thank you for your interest in our company.

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Caxton Way, Pindar Business Park, Eastfield, Scarborough

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