Purchasing Coordinator (Retail)

Purchasing Coordinator (Retail)

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Posted 11 days ago

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Maxi Zoo is part of the Fressnapf Group, the European market leader in pet product with 1,700+ shops across Europe. Maxi Zoo is Ireland’s largest pet retailer and has 29 shops in Ireland. Maxi Zoo Ireland is driven by the desire to make the life of pets and pets owners simpler, better and happier. To achieve this, we work hard, accept responsibility and seek every opportunity to learn about pets and customers. We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Co-Ordinator for our Head office based in Ballincollig, Cork. This is a full time role Monday to Friday. As a member of the purchasing team you will be responsible for ensuring that Maxi Zoo has the best product assortment available to customers and that we have consistency of product placement on shelf. Supporting our growth, your focus will be on the implementation and executing of business processes with a strong focus on data and analytics. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate. Ideally you have proven experience in working in a retail environment. Duties will include: Master data management Prepare, review and send planograms to stores using the program Spaceman Regular visits to Maxi Zoo stores to monitor planogram changes Monitor current category trends and make recommendations based on your insights Foster positive working relationships with management teams in our 29 stores Collaborate with our corporate centre in Germany about new product lines, all correspondence is done in English Present new product lines to management teams and stores to outline the benefits of each Liaise with internal departments Finance/Marketing/Purchasing Department to determine upcoming promotional activities, product placement, store layout Develop exit strategies for poor performing product lines The successful candidate must have: A degree in procurement is desirable or 2+ years’ experience in a similar role Exceptional organisational, analytical & data management skills Retail experience is desirable Experience in using SAP and Spaceman desirable Strong IT skills with experience in using advanced Excel functions such as Vlookup and Pivot Tables Team player in a fast paced environment with a high level of dedication and commitment Attention to detail and multi-task skills is essential Full clean driving licence What we offer Hybrid working Flexible start and finish times within our office Employee Discount - we offer employee discount of up to 40% in our stores! Paid sick leave Paid maternity and paternity leave Annual leave starting at 21 days and rising to 23 days at year 6. Employee assistance programme Work/Life Balance Free onsite parking