Buying Assistant

Company Name Cast UK Limited (view profile)
Location Epsom, United Kingdom
Date Posted November 16, 2022
Job Type Full-time


Buying Assistant

Epsom - Hybrid working

£Competitive + Excellent Benefits

Role Profile

Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposables, packaging and hygiene solutions to the hospitality and catering sectors in the UK. Delivering to a variety of customers in both the private and public sector from small independent cafe owners, local health trusts and schools to national hotel and restaurant chains.

As the exclusive recruitment partner for Bunzl Catering Supplies, Cast UK are leading the search for a Buying Assistant to be based either at their head office in Epsom. The Buying Assistant is a role that supports the Buyers and Category Managers and requires excellent communication skills predominately with an internal focus to the sales team, buyers, stock controllers and contact with external suppliers. The role will cover general administration within the Purchasing Team, including price increase analysis, maintenance of product information on the system and quote management. This is the perfect role for someone looking for their first opportunity within Buying.

Key Responsibilities

* Maintenance of products and data
* Reviewing non selling lines and make inactive/not useable
* Collecting data from suppliers and updating system
* Running company reports
* Obtain quotes for products
* Answer queries on Products
* Helping with Product Switches
* Logging Savings and updating Tracker
* Assisting in new supplier set up and review of Code of conduct and Ethical Sourcing Policy
* Supplier price changes admin
* Assisting on out-of-stock products

Skills & Experience

* Basic/Intermediate Excel skills - V look-ups and Pivot tables
* Perfect position for someone looking for their 1st step into Buying
* Display an interest in the UK food market, keeping up to date with market trends
* Ability to demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail, thoroughness and a methodical approach to work


£Competitive + Excellent Benefits

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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