Purchasing Executive

You will play a fundamental role in providing exceptional service at Greenmill through taking responsibility for the sourcing and ordering of specials (non-stock items) and dealing with faulty/warranty returns.

Location: Colchester, Essex
Salary: £25-28k per annum
Working Hours: 8.30am – 5.15pm (Monday-Friday)
What will you be doing?

You will join our Purchasing team, currently made of 7 members, who underpin operational stock-related activities in support of fulfilling our promise to customers of ‘In Stock, On Site, On Time’.

You will play a fundamental role in providing exceptional service at Greenmill through taking responsibility for the sourcing and ordering of specials (non-stock items) and dealing with faulty/warranty returns. You will need to possess a keen eye for detail as this role requires checking supplier quotes in relation to specials, whilst working under pressure against deadlines.

We value teamwork & communication here at Greenmill, so it is essential that you can demonstrate a collaborative mindset with other teams not only within our Colchester head office but externally at our warehouse in Bedford via email/phone to promptly respond to timebound queries.

About Greenmill:

Greenmill is one of the UK’s leading wholesalers of Air Conditioning and Ventilation Install products. Our aim is to provide world-class service by committing to our mission of supplying products in stock, on site, on time.

We want everyone at Greenmill to succeed, and that’s why we will equip you with all the tools needed to be successful in your role. As a family run business, we believe our team culture is the secret to our year-on-year growth, and we support talent development in any way we can.

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Your responsibilities:
  • Sourcing and pricing of specials (non-stock items).
  • Responsible for the process of dealing with faulty and warranty returns from the Warehouse.
  • Responding to data sheet requests from colleagues.
  • Setting up product codes.
  • Handling allocated emails within the Purchasing team inbox.
  • Supplier Account Management (as allocated).
  • Focus on continuous improvement of processes.
Skills and Experience:
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build long lasting relationships.
  • Ability to work within a team but also demonstrate the skills to use own initiative.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage varying tasks and workload.
  • Great attention to detail and proficiency to input accurate information.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and time frames.
  • Efficiency, and a mindset of continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness and make decisions that positively impact our business needs.
Nice to have but not essential:
  • Driving licence is preferred but not essential.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite or similar system.
  • Purchasing / Stock control experience.
  • Good telephone & email manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office applications including Excel and Outlook.
  • Experience of working to KPI’s (agreed by Line Manager).
  • 25 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), (rising with service to a maximum of 28 days).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Company-wide quarterly bonus scheme.
  • Employee Recognition Scheme.
  • Monthly “Spin the Wheel” which includes free company breakfast / lunches.
  • Dress down Friday’s.
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Free eyecare vouchers.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Opportunities to progress and develop through structured performance management and development plans.
  • The opportunity to work with a friendly and dynamic team!

We are proud of the culture here at Greenmill and believe the right person can thrive in an environment that employees have recently described as friendly, passionate, hard-working, and fun (to name a few). If you feel you could embrace our culture & be our next Purchasing Executive, we would love to see your application.

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