ContractType: PermanentWorking closely with your Buying Director, you'll make sure that they have everything they need to negotiate the very best deals.Our buying teams – if it's possible – have to move even quicker than the rest of the business. And they have to keep ahead of our customers too: second-guessing what they want and need before they do. You'll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle, from putting together tender documents and crunching numbers, to preparing samples and reviewing market data. The proposals start with you.We do things our own way at Aldi. But whatever we're doing, we must be getting it right. With a wave of impressive sales figures behind us, we're opening new stores at lightning speed. And to keep on top of that wave, our buying teams have to do something pretty special to keep our customers coming back for more.National Buying Assistant - ChillAs a National Buying Assistant, you’ll play an incredibly important role in the whole Buying process. Working closely with a Buying Director, you’ll make sure that they have everything they need to negotiate the best deals.That involves keeping up communication with suppliers and people across the Aldi business and making sure that every tender process is managed effectively. From ensuring we have great working relationships with our suppliers, to crunching the numbers and putting tender documents and contracts together, you’ll get involved in every aspect of the buying lifecycle. If you’re a hardworking individual that’s ready to kick-start your career with an award-winning employer, apply to join #TeamAldi today!Your New Role:• The role of the Buying Assistant is to provide a comprehensive and professional support service to the Buying Team (Assistant/ Analyst/Director)• In fulfilling his /her duties, the Buying Assistant must fully utilise his/her knowledge and initiative within the boundaries of the job description as described in the organisation’s Management System• Market/competitor analysis to identify gaps in our current product range and maintain low retails against competitors• Assist in design process including packaging• Ensure that a polite and professional manner is maintained in all internal/external communications• Contribute positively and constructively to the Buying Team• Checking competitor retails where required, to ensure that the business’ expectation of being the cheapest retailer in the market is being obtained and proposing new retails if this has altered • Sample management • Communicating any changes to the product, contract, supplier information or retail changes, to the 13 regional depots across the UK & Ireland• Implementing and carrying out the tendering process and all relevant documentation including competitor information• Product queries, credits and returns• Control buying records via CBIS ensuring information is up to date and accurate at all times• Can manage multiple projects whilst prioritising• Ability to work as part of cross-functional team• Issuing and ensuring all supplier terms and conditions are adhered to• Create all product contracts and issue bulletins to regions in preparation of delivery• Ensure all manual and computerised processes, procedures, and files are accurate and up to date at all times, including CBIS information• Provide cover for colleagues where necessary• Creating contracts and general purchasing administration• Carrying out all administration duties for the category• General administration, word processing, data entry and filingAbout You: • A Levels • Proficiency in Microsoft Office• Works in a structured way to meet deadlines• Strong attention to detail • Able to balance multiple priorities and deliverables • A good sense of urgency and adaptability under pressure• Excellent communication skills• Excellent organisational skills• Must be able to prioritise effectively and manage time in a fast paced, dynamic environmentWhat You’ll Get in Return: • Salary: £33,035 rising to £38,580• 5-day/40-hour week, working Monday- Friday, with the opportunity for remote working 2 days per week.• 5 weeks’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays.• In office flexi-time.• Full training provided.• Company pension after 4 years.• Private employee medical insurance after 4 years.• Company sick pay scheme.• Company maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay after 2 years.• Long service rewards.• A variety of Aldi Perks including bike to work scheme, discounted gym passes, accommodation, travel, cinema and family day out tickets.If you’re looking for a career that gives you the chance to make a real difference, apply today!