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Purchasing Assistant

A bit about Net World Sports

Net World Sports is on an exciting journey as we strive to become the best sports equipment retailer in the world. It’s a pretty bold ambition but being bold is what sums us up as a business, what stands us apart from our competitors and what has fuelled our rapid expansion. In the last financial year alone we have doubled our fantastic workforce, tripled our warehouse space and seen our global sales grow at such a rate that won us the accolade of 2nd fastest growing privately owned business in Wales (45th in the UK) by the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

More about the Purchasing Assistant role:

We’re seeking a proactive, bright and hardworking Purchasing Assistant to join a busy Operations team. You will have meticulous attention to detail, thrive in a fast-paced environment and take pride in making a difference. We are passionate about offering our customers the very best experience, and we are always striving to make it even better. Despite a fantastic year on year growth of 58%, there is still so much to do, and you will be expected to go above and beyond to ensure we stay one step ahead.

You’ll know exactly how to spot the anomaly in the figures and be full of ideas, to ensure constant growth for not only the department, but the company as a whole. With the benefit of unrivalled career progression and a fully supportive and motivated team, this is a genuine opportunity for someone to make a huge impact, whilst gaining substantial exposure across all aspects of a unique and successful business.

Your responsibilities as a Purchasing Assistant will include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Assisting with weekly performance reports, KPIs and other reporting required by the department.
  • Aiding product development, assessing product samples and following test procedures.
  • Creating purchase orders.
  • Working closely with accounts to ensure invoices are correct.
  • Communicating with suppliers from all over the world.
  • Investigating new supply possibilities.
  • Identifying improvements to the existing product range and monitoring supplier progress.
  • Liaising with members of other departments.
  • Assisting with data entry projects.

Perks of the job:

We believe that the best people deserve the best working environment. In addition to holiday and pension benefits, we're keen to ensure that our fantastic team truly love coming to work.

  • Professional training opportunities - learn and develop to be the best you can be.
  • Summer and Christmas parties - because just one celebration a year isn't enough!
  • Monthly football games - will the office ever beat the warehouse!?
  • Free fruit - delivered to the office for you to help yourself to.
  • Discounted sports equipment - so you, your family and friends can enjoy our products too.
  • Unrivalled career profession - we're growing at an unbelievable pace, so join and grow with us.
  • Long service - in order to represent your dedication and commitment to us.

What you’ll need to show us:

  • Ability to identify and solve problems as they arise.
  • Strong administration, organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workloads.
  • Numerate, literate and methodical.
  • Accurate with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a common-sense approach, with the ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to multi-task, work to deadlines and succeed in a busy environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills at all levels.
  • Ability to undertake physical tasks within Health and Safety guidelines.
  • Excellent computer literacy, highly proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Professional and courteous telephone manner.
  • Special awareness with gauging sizes and weights.