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Buying Administrator

About the role

We are looking to appoint a Buying Administrator in the Booker Retail Partners Head Office located in Harefield, supporting our Budgens and Londis Independent Retailers. This entry level position in the Trading team is the perfect role for someone who is looking to launch a career in Buying and gain commercial experience in the Retail/Wholesale sector.  

In this position you will play a pivotal part within the Trading team, working in a product category team with responsibility for a number of products and suppliers. Interacting closely with Buyers, Supply Chain and other business functions, the role manages many areas of Trading information and data administration including product set-up, pricing and promotions. The role will involve building strong working relationships with suppliers and supporting both the Trading team to deliver commercial targets and helping retailers to drive sales, profit and customer satisfaction.      

The environment is fast paced with a real focus on delivering results, requiring excellent communication, team working and continually improving ways of doing things. This highly rewarding role will build experience in the Trading Division with excellent career development opportunities; so If you’ve got the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to work with others and deliver what’s expected of you in an exciting FMCG company, then we would love to hear from you!   

Role Responsibility

Ensuring data quality excellence and providing full administrative support to the Buying team in the communication, system set-up and management of new lines, pricing and promotions

Achieving KPI targets and objectives to support the delivery of a first class retailer service and Trading commercial budgets

Working closely and developing strong relationships with suppliers on all areas of Buying administration, with the opportunity to attend and contribute in supplier meetings with the Buyer as appropriate  

Develop strong working relationships with Buyers and all internal departments in the planning and execution of projects and day-to-day activities which depend on product, price & promotions set-up and maintenance

Communicating effectively internally and externally to ensure your key responsibilities are delivered on time and accurately, putting in place the necessary reporting/controls, working with and challenging others

Strive to find the best ways of working and suggest/deliver improvements where required

You will need

A good standard of education

Experienced PC user with an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

A willingness to learn new skills and an interest in building knowledge about the Retail & Wholesale sector

Strong work ethic in taking ownership to deliver on key activities and results

Good attention to detail and the tenacity to get things done ‘right first time’

To be reliable, calm, collected and focused on the task at hand in a fast paced and changing environment

Good communication, time management and organisational skills with ability to work effectively with others

 

Whats in it for you

Apart from your salary, you’ll receive 30 Days annual leave (including bank holidays / rising to 33 Days after 12 months in the role) and be entitled to join our company contributory pension scheme where we’ll match your contribution up to 5%.

You’ll also receive a discount card with 10% off at all Booker & Makro stores. After six months in the role, you’ll also be eligble to receive our Tesco Employee Discount Card. There’s also our Save As You Earn scheme which you can join each year which allows you to save tax free with the option to buy company shares at a discounted rate (T’s&C’s apply).

In addition, at our Harefield site we offer free parking and a subsidised canteen.

About us

Booker is the UK's leading food & drink wholesaler. We are privileged to serve independent retailers, caterers and small businesses, from locations across the country. 

Booker Group comprises of Booker Wholesale, Makro,Booker Retail Partners, Booker Direct, Classic Drinks, Ritter Courivaud and Chef Direct.  Our customers include Premier, Family Shopper, Budgens and Londis retailers and we have one shared aim - improving choice, price and service for all our customers.

Our business is incredibly diverse, so it takes a wide range of skills to deliver the exceptional service our customers require.

Wherever you join us, you’ll be part of an organisation that will help your career to keep moving forward.

*Booker Group is part of Tesco plc, however is operated separately from the core Tesco business and as such the benefits offered will be different from those offered at Tesco*

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