Purchasing and Planning Executive
Biscuiteers is a luxury gifting company and we make beautiful, hand-iced biscuits, chocolates, cakes and cupcakes. We offer a gifting solution for the premium gifter. We sell online at www.biscuiteers.com and through our two icing cafes in Notting Hill and Northcote Road, Battersea.
We are currently looking for a talented Purchasing and Planning Executive to oversee purchase of packaging, print, marketing materials and operational shop supplies. You will also be responsible for scheduling staff rotas in our busy London bakery.
This role would suit a friendly, confident communicator with strong organisational skills and an eye for detail as well as experience of print buying and purchasing.
Working with our Head of Production and operations team, the Purchasing and Planning Executive is responsible for purchasing/stock control, stock take management and general support to the Head of Production on staffing, equipment and operational issues.
-Managing packaging stock at all times to ensure that business is always well supplied
-Negotiating with existing suppliers on price and terms of business and identifying alternative suppliers
-Management of business’s purchasing related systems
-Employing best practice to reduce overhead and improve efficiencies
-Reconciling deliveries against purchase orders and arranging deliveries
-Research new suppliers for new packaging requirements when required/assist with development of new packaging concepts
-Maintaining up to date supplier list and product costings and communicating information clearly to production and finance
-Oversee monthly stock take and work with warehouse leaders to manage storage in warehouses
-Arrange printing of marketing materials as required
Assistance to head of production
-Assisting with booking of staff into Icing hall on weekly basis
-Buying supplies and equipment for shops as required
-Maintaining accurate cost of sales information
-Assisting with operational issues as required in shops
-Liaising with shops, finance, wider production team and marketing as required
-Attending weekly production meeting
Desired Skills and Experience
-Minimum of one year’s experience purchasing and/or print buying preferably in luxury retail sector
-Ability to use initiative to critically evaluate current supply chain and suggest improvements
-Organised individual who enjoys working in a team in a busy and demanding environment
-Excellent eye for detail and happy can do attitude
If you are interested in applying for this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org your CV and a short cover letter detailing your experience.