Senior Purchasing Assistant (Demand Planner / Assistant Merchandiser)

True Worth Consulting Ltd



Contract posted on May 23, 2024

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Stockport, UK


True Worth Consulting Ltd

Senior Purchasing Assistant – Stockport

We are representing a rapidly growing e-commerce business in the search for a highly motivated and experienced Senior Purchasing Assistant.

If you have a background as an Assistant Merchandiser or Demand Planner and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, this role could be the perfect next step for your career.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the Senior Purchasing Assistant will ensure that sales are planned and all stocks are accounted for across replenishment lines.

Your primary responsibility will be to recommend reorders to the Purchasing Manager, ensuring the business maintains optimal stock levels for key lines.

You will also track orders through the Delivery Tracker and assist in resolving any issues with factories in China.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sales Forecasting and Planning: Monitor past sales and create accurate forecasts for future sales. Plan future purchase orders using Excel and reporting tools.
  • Reorder Recommendations: Collaborate with the Purchasing Manager to suggest reorders based on sales data and stock levels.
  • Critical Path Management: Consider lead times and critical paths for all items, planning orders effectively up to nine months in advance.
  • Factory Negotiations: Negotiate with factories on dates and minimum order quantities (MOQs) to ensure the best outcomes for purchase orders.
  • Purchase Order Adjustments: Adjust purchase orders based on current sales performance and highlight any risks of stockouts.
  • Delivery Tracking: Assist with tracking all purchase orders and resolving any arising issues to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Internal Communication: Maintain communication with all teams to highlight and manage any risks associated with product availability.
  • Flexibility: Support the department with additional administrative tasks as needed, demonstrating adaptability to last-minute requests

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experienced: Preferably from an Assistant Merchandising or Demand Planning background.
  • Excel Proficient: Experienced in handling large volumes of data using Excel.
  • Stock Management: Strong background in purchase order and stock management.
  • Detail-Oriented: Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Team Player: Willingness to be flexible and collaborate effectively with the team.


  • Competitive Salary and Benefits: Our client offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
  • Free Onsite Parking: Convenient parking is available for all employees.
  • Onsite Gym: Access to a fully equipped gym to help you stay active and healthy.
  • In-House Restaurant and Barista: Enjoy delicious meals and premium coffee without leaving the office.

Growth Opportunities:
Our client is expanding quickly, offering significant opportunities for professional growth and development. This role provides a platform to showcase your unique skills and talents while becoming an integral part of a supportive and dynamic team.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level? Apply now and bring your expertise in sales performance and stock management to a company where you can truly excel.