Purchasing Associate

Job Title: Purchasing Associate
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £19,000 - £20,000
Reference: 1183052
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Job Published: September 13, 2021 10:01

Job Description

Purchasing Associate
Monday to Friday- 8am – 4:30, 8:30 – 5pm, 9:30 – 6pm
Dynamite Recruitment are pleased to be recruiting for our client based in Portsmouth that are looking to recruit for a Purchasing Associate.
As a Purchasing Associate you will be responsible for the accurate and timely delivery of vehicles for the varied client base from the preferred dealer network. You will arrange the delivery directly with the Client and follow the progress of the delivery through the successful completion, keeping the Client updated throughout the process.
You will be part of team who look out for each other, so it makes sense that you are good at building relationships.  That extends to the clients too, they need to feel that you are taking accountability for their issue, so whilst you are targeted on how many deliveries you have booked and handled, you will also take account of how you take ownership of a problem, use your initiative and see it through to the end.  
You will draw upon your customer services experience to handle difficult situations and find ways to make each interaction with our drivers delightful.
  • To respond to day to day enquiries and to ensure that tasks are prioritised and that all work is completed to achieve agreed SLA’s
  • The handling of queries and appropriate escalation
  • To carry out the ordering process, maintaining accurate progression and status updates
  • Ensure all communication with drivers is accurate, researched, appropriate and polite
  • To complete all aspects of ordering including delivery/collection, invoicing and rebates
  • Compile accurate statistics and information on preferred suppliers to maintain high levels of service
  • To build and maintain relationships both internally and externally
  • To proactively identify and resolve operational issues and develop/maintain work instructions, including process flows, to improve efficiency, enhance service, minimise errors and reduce costs
  • Take full ownership to ensure the business complaints procedure is followed
  • Support the Purchasing Team Leader with organising and planning activity
Skills & Experience:
  • High level of analytical skills
  • High level attention to detail
  • High level of numeracy
  • Exceptional organisational skills to manage own workload
  • Previous experience as a vehicle buyer or sales admin within a dealership role
  • Ability to Communicate and influence at all levels
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm about vehicles and the automotive industry
  • Exceptional negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of core KINTO products
  • Knowledge of the core KINTO e-procurement systems
Ideally you will:
  • Like talking to customers on the phone
  • Have a can-do-attitude
  • Enjoy achieving targets
  • Can resolve tricky issues
  • Learn from feedback quickly and positively
  • Deliver on the promises you make, including calling customer back
If this sounds like your next role, please contact Shannon Preston on 02392 455422

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