Senior Buying Assistant

Location: Spitalfields, London

Reports to: Group Head of Category and Trading


Top Accountabilities

  1. Manage the DSL and PSL supplier lists and approval process to extend range
  2. Supporting Purchasing Assistants in clearing daily QMS queues and chasing Dealers and Suppliers when requests are stuck in queues
  3. Escalation point for Purchasing Assistants when struggling to source products and negotiate cost prices and SLA’s
  4. Analysis of Specials with volume in a bid to identify product ranging gaps working alongside Category managers
  5. Reporting on unconverted orders to Partner Success and the EO Sales Director


Knowledge & Experience

  • You will have excellent product knowledge and the ability to build relationships with new suppliers and existing wholesalers
  • You will be commercially astute with the ability to source product at a competitive price with a focus on margin and gross profit, whilst also offering the end customer a competitive product offering
  • You may have worked in the Office Supplies or Technology Supplies industries
  • You will have worked in customer facing roles with excellent relationship building and service skills



  • Excellent Product knowledge & negotiation skills
  • Confident communicator with the ability to build trusting relationships with Dealers and Suppliers
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to convert complex requirements into a sourced product solution
  • Commercial awareness with an understanding of margin and cost relationships



  • Customer driven
  • Encourages a strong team spirit
  • Demonstrates entrepreneurial thinking
  • Takes ownership
  • Adopts a learning mind-set
  • Builds trusting relationships


To apply, or for further information, please get in touch with Colin Streeter on 

Applications close 3rd April 2020