Buying Assistant

Homebase was recently acquired by Hilco Capital, a financial services and investment company. Under new ownership and with a fresh new leadership team in place to drive the business forward, it’s the start of a brand new chapter for us.

We’re passionate about helping customers with their home improvement and garden projects, and have a range of rewarding opportunities across the country in our Homebase stores as well as at our support centre in Milton Keynes. For more information, visit our careers site http://homebase.careers/

The role

An exciting opportunity for someone with proven administration and preferably some buying admin experience, the Buying Assistant will play a key role in the support of a busy, fast-paced environment. Working closely with the Buyer within one of the brands key categories to provide support in all aspects of the buying process, including; gathering product information from suppliers, uploading this onto internal database, sample management, through to quality assurance. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, written & verbal, with the ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders, approaching task-oriented solutions with a logical and efficient attitude. Highly organised, a head for figures and sound MS Office skills, particularly MS Excel.

What will I be doing?

Providing administrative support in all aspects of the buying process, to include supplier & stakeholder liaison, sample management & quality assurance.
Gathering product information from suppliers and inputting them into the system
Utilising strong communication and relationship building skills, ensuring efficient support is provided to the buying team and strategy goals are met.
Resolving customer queries and concerns are addressed by working in unison with Customer Services & suppliers, documenting throughout the process
Support the Buyer in Critical Path management

What I need to be successful:

Previous buying/marketing administration experience, or relevant
Ability to utilise Microsoft Office skills (especially Excel) to an intermediate level
Commercially aware
Highly numerate
Great organisation and time management skills
Strong communicating and relationship building skills

Benefits

When joining us you’ll enjoy a range of benefits including:

24 days annual leave
Store discounts up to 20%
Company Pension & Life Assurance
Access to our employee assistance helpline

And many more additional benefits, discounts and offers.

Apply now