Purchasing Assistant

I am working on behalf of one of Europe’s leading home improvement retail Groups who own a number of market leading brands throughout Europe. As part of their continuous growth plan in Germany they are looking to add to their team in Frankfurt. 
Be part of this exciting growth. In order to grow the business in the region they are currently recruiting 
Purchasing Assistant / Einkaufassistent (m/w)
Permanent Position - Frankfurt am Main
The Challenge
As the Purchasing Assistant / Einkaufassistent (m/w) you will be working closely together with the senior Purchasing Manager and assist in managing the large vendor network across Germany. You will provide the first point of contact in regards to questions or issues that they might have and build and develop the relationship to the vendors.
Other day-to-day responsibilities will include:
• Support in the management of the vendor network
• Assist the senior Purchasing Manager
• Manage the information about the suppliers and the products
• Assist the vendors with any questions and issues they have
• Handle and analyse large amount of data and put together reports
• Continuous market- and competitor analysis
The Right Candidate
As the new Purchasing Assistant you should ideally have some prior experience in purchasing or come from a customer service, inside sales, sales support or administrative background. It is of advantage if you have experience within the sectors retail, FMCG or DIY in a puschasing role. As you will be working for an international company, it is essential that you speak and write good English as well as your native level German.
We expect you have:

• Ideally have some first experience in a purchasing ideally coming from a retail background
• High communication skills, flexible and highly motivated
• Good analytical skills
• Strong skills in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Excellent language skills in German and good English
As a person you:
• are a team player
• are an independent worker
• have drive, ability to work well under pressure, to prioritize, plan ahead and achieve deadlines
• have a proven ability to inspire and motivate others and strong co-operation skills

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic purchasing professional to join this growing company. Our client is offering a competitive salary depending on prior experience, which I would be happy to discuss upon receipt of your CV



Emma Brady

Team: Sales & Marketing -  Germany 

Languages: English & German

Specialist in: Sales & Marketing for Technology, eCommerce, Consumer Goods and Financial Technology

About Emma:

With 18 years Recruitment experience, Emma has an extensive network of candidates and clients throughout the region. She enjoys working with both clients and candidates to consult and advise on the ever changing Recruitment market in Germany. Having relocated from Dublin to Frankfurt in 2001, Emma very much enjoys living and working in a Multilingual and Multicultural environment.