Purchasing / Product Specialist

  • Security Products
  • Leeds
  • £22,000 to £25,000 + Benefits
  • JOB-1903 JHO

This is an exciting new position to manage products, pricing, suppliers and customer service for a leading supplier of hardware and automation solutions for security gates and barriers.

The Position:

The appointed Purchasing / Product Specialist will be responsible for:

  • Dealing with stock queries and managing customer expectations
  • Ensuring stock availability through forecasting and stock takes, ensuring stock accuracy
  • Placing orders for stock
  • Reviewing new products from existing suppliers and sourcing new products
  • Maintaining an excellent knowledge of the product range
  • Keeping Sage up to date with new products and product changes
  • Keeping pricing up to date on Sage and the company’s website
  • Calculating pricing and margin for bulk orders
  • Co-ordinating product promotions for sign off by Managing Director
  • Managing supplier relationships and negotiating pricing
  • Acting as point of contact with key customers for quotes, orders and placing big orders
  • Providing excellent customer service by directly handling issues, resolving customer queries and managing returns
  • Sales order processing (by email & phone)

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience in a purchasing, inventory management, supplier management and/or stock control position
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good numeracy skills and proficiency in the use of Sage
  • First class written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously in a team environment to get the job done

The Company:

A leading supplier of hardware and automation solutions for security gates and access control, our client’s wide range of swing and sliding gates, road traffic barriers, rising bollards, intercoms and physical security accessories are supplied both direct and via installers for domestic, commercial and industrial projects throughout the UK.  Established for over twenty years, the company’s vast and ever-expanding catalogue of products is among the most competitively priced on the market, due not least to long-standing partnerships with most of the industry’s leading European manufacturers.