Spanish Speaker – Procurement Assistant

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An excellent opportunity to join a thriving business based in Luton on a permanent basis.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Responsibilities will encompass
– To support and assist the Head of Procurement in purchasing from suppliers
– To liaise with suppliers on the short term availability of product, weekly loadings and ensuring departure advices and loading notes are received
– To constantly review and update the forecasts
– To liaise daily with the Head of Procurement, Sales Team, Operations and QC team in terms of volumes, quality, pack format and any changes / modifications in packaging requirements
– To respond as required to any correspondence from suppliers in a timely and efficient manner
– To prepare seasonal reviews and undertake any ad hoc reporting as required
– Keep personal filing up to date and maintain a high level of self-organisation
– To ensure that a basic knowledge of products is maintained and to attend product training courses when necessary
– Use historical data to monitor both supply and demand and advise accordingly
– Required to assist with communication and deal with any issues arising both in English and Spanish
– To act as the point of contact in the absence of the Head of Procurement
– You may be required to attend company events and exhibitions that may be outside of normal working hours and require overnight stays

Person Specification:

– Fluency in written, reading and spoken Spanish language
– Demonstrable experience of working with and influencing people at all levels, confidence to communicate
– Results driven and with an ability to challenge in a positive manner, in order to achieve mutually beneficial results
– Attention to detail with delivery of information, accurately and on time and in a user friendly format
– Good systems experience, ideally within an ERP environment
– Excellent numeracy and written skills
– Professional telephone manner
– Possesses a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
– Flexibility with regard to hours of work, as and when required
– Efficient and well organized
– Team player
– Ability to use own initiative and present a ‘willingness’ to help attitude
– Good personal presentation

Disclaimer - FRS strives to be an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating all applicants alike. FRS does not treat any individual on grounds of sex, age, colour, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or membership or non-membership of a trade union, less favourably than others. All vacancies advertised are open to all ages.