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(Archived) Product Assistant – Specialty Products

Last Updated: 6/30/22

Job Description

Ready to advance your career with a global leader that understands that success results from the incredible hardworking, dedicated and diverse people like you we are proud to call our colleagues. We also know that this success is down to having a brilliant product & commercial team ensuring our clients receive a world-class customer experience.

If working in a highly dynamic, rewarding global business is important to you, and you want to advance your career with a $9 billion leader that can provide you with stability and exciting challenges, whilst supporting your personal growth and career ambitions, we’d love to hear from you.

Role Info:

Product Assistant – CASE, Rubber & Plastic Additives – Global Leader
£21,000 - £23,000 Plus Excellent Company Benefits

Hours of work 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri (35 hours per week)
Company: Global Distributor of chemicals & ingredients used in everyday products

We have an exciting opportunity for a Product Assistant to join our Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers (CASE) product team. You will support the Product Manager in the tactical activities required for developing the product portfolio and for achieving the agreed growth targets.

The ideal candidate will have experience of a commercial, fast moving, business environment. The role will also provide the opportunity for a suitable candidate to join the CASE Supplier and Product Management team and develop a career within this function and FI global business unit.

You’ll receive a highly competitive remuneration package including an annual performance related bonus depending on your skills and experience. You’ll get exclusive access to a huge range of discounts and benefits through our U-Benefits site as well as massive discounts on a fantastic range of products sold by Univar Speciality Consumables.

You’ll get 23 days annual leave per year and can buy or sell days too. We’ll give you access to a generous pension scheme which can be enhanced to well above the legal minimum and peace of mind with death in service benefits. To help support your physical and mental wellbeing you can join our cycle to work scheme, discounted private healthcare plan and will have access to 24/7 counselling and wellbeing support through our Employee Assistance Programme.

What you’ll deliver day-to-day:

+ Support the Product Manager by keeping the product portfolio correct and up to date across all systems including codes, documentation, and pricing.
+ Support the Product Manager to exceed all financial targets for the portfolio.
+ Maintain supplier pricing on SAP and sales pricing on Q.
+ Work closely with other functions such as technical, EHS&Q, supply chain, sales and customer service in order to drive the business.
+ Build relationships with suppliers.
+ Work with Product Manager in order to support pricing and development strategy implementation.
+ Co-ordinate and manage leads forwarded from suppliers.
+ Compiling market data for Product Manager and attending supplier meetings where applicable.
+ Potential to manage an individual portfolio if appropriate.
+ Member of wider CASE Northern Region S&PM team.

About You:

+ SAP experience is beneficial, but training will be provided.
+ Strong communication skills are essential including the ability to influence and build strong relationships both internally and externally.
+ Self-disciplined, possessing the ability to work as part of a team and individually.
+ The capability to work under pressure and control a continually changing workload, prioritising appropriately and managing own time effectively.

Who we are:

With revenues in excess of $9 billion, Univar Solutions is one of the largest chemical distribution businesses in the world. Our portfolio spans almost every industry, ranging from food ingredients and automotive to pharmaceutical, coatings, cosmetic and manufacturing industries. We deliver industry-leading products, services and technical support to help our customers find the right solution to their problems.

We are committed to fair employment practices for all our employees, regardless of race, nationality, religion or belief, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, maternity status or any other status protected by law.

Our Values:

+ Serious about safety
+ We do what we say
+ Where people matter
+ Valuable to others
+ Together we win

Sounds like a good fit? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager.

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Supply Chain Assistant, Supply Chain Account Manager, Purchasing Coordinator, Sales & Marketing Executive, Product Sales & Marketing, Buyer’s Assistant, Product Coordinator, Junior Product Manager, Product Administrator, Supplier Coordinator, Stock Administrator, Inventory Coordinator, Procurement & Supplier Coordinator.

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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