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Junior Buying Assistant

Batt Cables PLC

Erith DA8


Batt Cables is the UK’s market-leading Cable Distributor. Our buying department is tasked with managing stock in multiple locations throughout the world as well as supporting our sales people with projects and tenders in over 20 sales branches. We are currently looking for a candidate to fill a Buying Admin Assistant position to support our team of Buyers with day-to-day tasks.


The ideal candidate would be a proactive and self-motivated individual with great organisational skills. The basis of the Buying Department’s function within the business is analysing prices and stock volumes. Many of the duties are computer-based so strong IT skills as well as Maths and English skills are essential. In addition to standard Microsoft Office programs, we also use various in house computer programs so IT literacy and speed of learning are very important, but training will be provided.


This is the perfect entry level position for anyone looking to gain experience within an office environment and especially within the purchasing function.



Salary – Competitive

Hours – Mon-Fri 08:30-17:30

Holiday – 20 days pa


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·         Expedite important stock orders/critical pre-sold orders.

·         Update internal computer systems with current delivery information.

·         Identify key documents from overseas shipments and distribute them to appropriate departments.

·         Amend critical cost prices according to metal fluctuations.

·         Negotiation with suppliers.

·         Manage bespoke enquiries from Sales Teams and stock enquiries from the Buying Team.

·         Close liaison with our global offices.

·         Identify potential new suppliers using internet research.

·         Raising purchase orders.

·         Identify errors on supplier order confirmations.

·         Raising internal orders (transferring stock between BATT locations).



Job Type: Full-time


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