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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:

The Procurement team drive our business and you, as a proactive, bright and hardworking individual, will have a dynamic role to play.

95% of our products are our own brand and you will be excited to be involved in developing new products from concept to design to production and launch.

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager this role demands exceptional organisational and time management skills as well as strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

You will be passionate about our 2000 products and committed to increase our range maintaining quality and design

You will collaborate in driving new product development to be as efficient and fast as possible.

You will love sport; playing, watching and talking about it.

You will need to be an open communicator willing to liaise with all members of the Net World team to get our products launched and out there.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A sports fanatic with a passion for sport.
  • An excellent communicator, both written and spoken.
  • Love data, be accurate and quick in date entry and proficient in Excel.
  • Self-motivated and pragmatic with a high level of initiative and drive to achieve.
  • Dynamic, ready to speak up and initiate action; always thinking of new products or designs we might introduce or improve on.
  • Attention to detail, our customers are passionate about their sports, so we need to make sure our products match it.
  • Super organised, super-efficient and proactive.
  • Problem solver and tracker.
  • Able to collaborate with different teams, projects, designs and technical processes to achieve solutions.

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.  Our aim is to be the largest sports retailer in the world and you will have the opportunity to play a key role in achieving this. 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:

  • Aiding with and collating data for product development and new product samples.
  • Identifying new supply possibilities.
  • Researching data for projecting sales of new products
  • Ensuring relevant parties informed of new products
  • Collating all relevant product safety data and, where necessary, liaising with suppliers in the UK and all over the world to achieve this
  • Creating purchase orders.
  • Working closely with accounts to ensure invoices are correct.
  • Organising new product training with staff
  • Liaising with members of other departments.
  • Chasing up progress of projects for Senior Manager
  • Assisting with data entry projects.

Your skills:

  • Excellent sports knowledge
  • Strong administration, organisation and time management
  • Accurate with exceptional attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a common-sense approach and the ability to use own initiative
  • Dynamic – ready to speak up and initiate action
  • Assertive and willingness to take on responsibility
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Competent with excel and a willingness to develop further
  • Ability to pick up a task and run with it, seeking support where needed with the goal to bring to a good conclusion

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!?
  • Fresh fruit - delivered to the office – we’re a health bunch!
  • Discounted sports equipment - so you, your family and friends can enjoy our products too.
  • Unrivalled career progession - we're growing at an unbelievable pace, so join and grow with us.
  • A birthday cake on your special day – we all love cake!
  • Pizza, pancake and ice cream days- why not?
  • Long service - in order to represent your dedication and commitment to us.
  • Private Health Care Scheme