Buying Assistant Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Wolseley UK Limited (Employer)

Lifetime Training Group (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £384.61
30.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.
15 months (duration)
15 October 2021(start date)
Business administrator (apprenticeship standard)
8 October 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a market leading merchanting business with over 130 years heritage. If successful, you will be working with our Plumbing and Heating Sourcing team supporting our network of circa 500 branches across the UK by sourcing the best products possible to support our customer’s needs.


Daily responsibilities:

  • Gather data and content to support preparation of supplier review slides
  • Manage supplier review meeting schedule
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis to support deal assessment, sourcing KPI performance, supplier performance etc.
  • Support sourcing programmes; gathering information, tracking and reporting on progress
  • Updating terms and conditions
  • Dealing with invoice enquiries
  • Point of contact for suppliers to exchange information and data
  • Support materials/commodity price and currency tracking
  • Tracking of extended supplier base terms administration
  • Raise invoices including gathering information from suppliers and tracking/chasing payments

Wolseley have fantastic rewards and benefits in place, including 23 days starting holiday allowance, which increases further with your length of service. Various schemes including a Cycle2Work scheme, Zenith car scheme and a benefits platform which provides you access to lots of great offers, discounts and access to free competitions. We also have an extensive health and wellbeing offering to ensure all of our colleagues physical, financial and mental health and wellbeing are supported.

Wolseley also have well defined and structure career pathways, including access to in-house training through our Wolseley Talent Guild and over 40 different types of professional qualifications on offer, which are nationally recognised and range from level 2, all the way up to level 7. These development routes help our colleagues to shape their career and plan their journey up through the career step levels.

At Wolseley you will be working towards your Business Admin Apprenticeship Level 3 over the course of 15 months. 

Future Prospects

  • Role to be made permanent after successful completion of Apprenticeship

Skills Required

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Reporting Systems 
  • Any additional Computer Skills.
  • Good Communication skills
  • Ability to work accurately & quickly to agreed deadlines
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving ability
  • Negotiation experience - (not essential)

Qualities Required

  • Ambitious, driven and strong self-motivator
  • Strong communicator across multiple work levels
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation of tasks
  • Ability to work accurately & quickly to agreed deadlines
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving ability
  • Ability to read and articulate reports
  • Strong cross functional engagement to achieve KPI’s

Qualifications Required

  • None required

Training Provided

  • Business Admin Level 3 apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in maths
  • Functional Skills in English
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