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Purchasing & Operations Executive

Our Reference: J4648

Job Terms: Permanent

Location: East Anglia

Salary: £15k

Job Category: Operations

Highly successful, expanding Yacht Management & Charter company are seeking a Purchasing and Operations Executive to join the Technical team, based in their Southend-on-Sea head office. Due to continued growth, we are looking for a an experienced marine professional for this challenging role where initiative and organisational skills will be used on a daily basis. Reporting directly to the Technical Services Manager and working alongside the wider Yacht Management team, you will oversee and manage the development of our equipment and spare parts services. Working with some of the most recognised suppliers in the industry, you will offer our clients access to the best parts for their yachts, including; safety, deck & rigging, watersports, crew clothing and interior equipment. RESPONSABILITIES - Building relationships and corresponding with suppliers to ensure timely deliveries - Ensuring purchase orders are raised and fulfilled correctly - Inventory and stock management in warehouse - Identifying key products and negotiating trade accounts with quality marine suppliers - Working directly with MD to develop e-commerce webshop - Developing product packages for new yacht owners and charter yachts - Creating marketing materials for core products - Liaising directly with yacht crews, owners and suppliers to provide support, research and assistance with sourcing spare parts - Coordinating with transport companies and couriers to make regular shipments to yachts - General PA and administration responsibilities for technical team including; telephone answering, travel arrangements and managing maintenance calendar. - Attending trade events and representing the company at boat shows EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED - Excellent written and verbal communication - Well presented Self-motivated, positive and committed attitude - Previous experience in the Yachting - Industry and knowledge of yachts. - Computer Literate (mac) - Forward thinking - Good attention to detail - Very strong administrative and organisation skills - Great customer service - Xero & purchasing experience desired but not essential This is a truly exciting opportunity for the right person in a role you will be able to grow into and develop. You will have the opportunity to influence the development and growth of the technical and product department and have a real impact on future operations. Full time (9am to 5.30pm, 5 days per week, 7.5 hours per day) £15,600 a year, 20 days paid holiday (plus UK bank holidays and Christmas closure) Location Southend-on-Sea, UK To apply Please email your cover letter and CV to Becky Gilbert-Wood at Di Yachting; or via the 'apply' button below