Purchasing Assistant

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK
Full time
Job posted
March 29, 2018
Closing date
29 Apr 2018

Established in 1978, The Amathus Drinks Group is a fast growing, family owned drinks importer, distributor and specialist retailer with a £60m turnover. Our direct to trade serviced distribution area covers most parts of England and Wales with centres in London, Bristol and Coventry.

In addition to supplying a comprehensive range of global brands, Amathus prides itself on its portfolio of exclusive agencies with provenance and distinction, that are best in class, often unique and sourced from all corners of the world. Supported with our own modern delivery fleet and our resourceful business development specialists as part of our two hundred strong team, our mission is to provide first class products and services to our customers.

The applicant will work primarily alongside the beer and minerals category buyer and will report to them and the purchasing director.

Job description:

  • Demand planning, analysing stock depletions in multiple locations, creating purchase orders and placing orders with suppliers
  • Effective stock control, ensuring stock efficiency and reducing overstocks
  • Liaising with suppliers on all stock-related supply chain and invoicing issues
  • Maintaining correct supplier and item data on our ERP system
  • Liaising with the category manager to source new products
  • Assist in supplier negotiation and development as relevant, ensuring good supplier relations

The applicants’ necessary attributes are:

  • Good analytical skills and a sound knowledge of Microsoft office
  • An active interest in the drinks industry
  • Administration experience and a high level of organisation and time management
  • Proactive, self-motivated and team player

The applicants’ desired attributes are:

  • WSET qualifications
  • High knowledge of Microsoft Navision
  • A purchasing, supply chain management, economics or maths degree

Amathus can offer an attractive career path for the right applicant which includes bi-annual bonuses, WSET training, CIPS training and the possibility of working towards a category manager role in the future.

To apply for this role please email your CV and covering letter to purchasing@amathusdrinks.com.

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