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Buying Assistant - Fresh Produce

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Full Time
New South Wales - Corporate Buying Office
Buying Assistant
$88,400 - $100,600*
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An exciting opportunity for a Buying Assistant working in the fresh produce category has become available within the Corporate Buying department of ALDI Stores, based in Minchinbury. 

If you’ve ever been to ALDI, you’ll know we’re not your average supermarket. We’ve never been satisfied with the status quo, or doing things that other supermarkets do. By doing things differently, we can provide top quality products at the lowest prices. That’s Good Different.


What we are looking for:

The Fresh Produce Buying Assistant will work within a fast paced, highly administrative and ever-changing environment. Being highly organised and adaptable, with the ability to build strong supplier relationships is essential to being successful in this challenging and rewarding role. Previous buying experience within a fresh produce category is highly regarded, although not essential.


Selection criteria:

  • Buying Assistant experience in a fresh produce category is highly regarded
  • Exceptional organisational skills with the ability to adapt in high stress situations
  • Experience in liaising and building strong stakeholder relationships
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Comprehensive administrative experience
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Ability to learn new programs and processes
  • High level of professionalism and dedication
  • Ability to take on responsibility and work autonomously


What's in it for you?  

  • Market leading remuneration $88,400 - $100,600 (including super)
  • Great work life balance
  • Be a part of a leading international retailer
  • Problem solving real business challenges
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Work alongside friendly and supportive colleagues


Role responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Buying Manager in sourcing, coordinating and evaluating the fresh produce category
  • Heavy involvement in the daily deliveries of fresh produce
  • Involvement with new product development
  • Liaise and build strong relationships with various suppliers
  • Online comping on a daily basis
  • Coordinate the weekly tendering process between suppliers and the Produce Buying Managers
  • Specification compliance and preparation for weekly catalogue sign off
  • Stock forecasting and planning
  • Support with artwork implementation
  • Assist in problem solving and product delivery/process issues
  • Preparing information required for produce sampling and category reviews
  • Maintain confidential product and supplier records
  • Assist the Buying Manager in all secretarial and administrative requirements


This role reports to the Produce Buying Manager.

18 January 2019
Applications close:
17 February 2019
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