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Grocery Trading Assistant

b3 jobs
London (West), London (Greater)
£26,000 + bonus
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Grocery Trading Assistant

£26,000 + Bonus
North West London
Food Manufacturing
Job ref: 8694

The company

The company has led the convenience food retail market for years, with a long-standing presence in both the UK and throughout Europe. The business is dedicated to innovation and is strategically placed in multiple UK locations to effectively service and delight its customers.

About the Grocery Trading Assistant job

The purpose of your role will be to provide accurate and timely administration support to the Grocery Trading team, work closely with buyers, and ensure specific Trading activities & projects are delivered to the business promptly.

Key tasks

  • Chase all suppliers for debt at the first point of communication and escalating where necessary and provide support personnel with chasing suppliers for latest turnover figures to support with forecasting and understanding latest position on performance.
  • Input confirmed numbers into budget sheet, chase supplier for relevant changes and input correct data into companies software. ​
  • Assist the team in the production of relevant docs for category reviews and request information when required.
  • ​​Chase suppliers for promotion submissions, and liaise with Trading support to create promotional spreadsheets, compile reports, chase suppliers for outstanding deliveries etc.
  • Collect and collate forecasts from RDCs where needed and support completion of data and benchmarking and securing rationale from suppliers for any increases.​ ​​​
  • Support the team in submitting supplier contacts and SKU level information, summarise weeks of stock cover and checking figures vs contract balances.

About You

The successful candidate should have qualifications and proficiency in both Maths and English, as well as a background of of analysing and interpreting data.

  • Has worked in a fast-paced environment within a large team for a minimum of 1 year. 
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Works to deadlines effectively.
  • Passionate about food.

More details

The Food Trading Assistant job is based in North West London and is paying £26,000 + Bonus according to your experience.

The working hours are Monday - Friday during office hours & a 35-hour working week.

Alternate job titles

Assistant Trader | Commercial Controller | Assistant Purchaser | Buyer | FMCG Jobs | Commercial Project Jobs | Retail Trading Jobs | Food Manufacturing Jobs | Commercial Development




Since 2000, b3 jobs has been helping to further 1000s of people’s careers within the food manufacturing industry, throughout the whole of the UK. As one of the leading specialist food manufacturing recruitment agencies, b3 jobs cover all disciplines both permanent and interim and from graduates to MD’s,

Our core values are always:

  • to find the very best job for you - not us!
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  • to advise and not pressurise, so that you can make the right decisions for you

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Company info
01435 866000
Heffle Buildings
33a High Street
East Sussex
TN21 8HU

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