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Purchasing Administrator - Used Cars



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Southampton, UK
Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Job Summary

Exciting Opportunity Awaits! Cazoo is on the lookout for a dynamic Purchasing Administrator to join our dedicated, fun loving purchasing team and spearhead the evolution of the online used car buying adventure. This role is not just a job—it's a crucial part of Cazoo's mission to revolutionise car acquisitions through a cutting-edge, data-driven, and online approach, ensuring unparalleled efficiency and customer satisfaction.

This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, allowing for a blend of time at our newly refurbished office in Southampton and remote work from home. Enjoy flexible working hours, with options available from 9am to 6pm or 8am to 5pm.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Efficient Vehicle Procurement: Acquire vehicles through diverse online platforms using digital tools and data analytics.
  • Digital Partnership Management: Cultivate relationships with vendors and online auction platforms for smooth transactions.
  • Data-Driven Buying: Collaborate to maximise data utilisation, aligning online sales with insights and strategies.
  • Collaborative Optimization: Work closely with the team to optimise volume, quality, margin, and stock turnover.
  • Quality Assurance: Ensure purchased vehicles meet strict online specifications, minimising returns and refurbishment costs.
  • Innovative Improvement: Identify and implement opportunities for enhancing the digital purchasing model.
  • Exemplary Team Player: Demonstrate professionalism, respect, inclusivity, and collaboration within the digital buying team.

What We're Looking For:

  • Digital Proficiency: Mastery in utilising digital tools, including Google Sheets, Excel, Looker, and online platforms for seamless data analysis, reporting, and online negotiations.
  • Automotive knowledge: While prior automotive experience is not mandatory, possessing knowledge of car specifications and online vehicle preparation is advantageous.
  • Online Negotiation Expertise: Demonstrated ability to negotiate effectively using data and leveraging current market conditions in the online space to secure favourable deals.
  • Team Collaboration: Strong team player with excellent teamwork and communication skills, both written and online, fostering a collaborative work environment.
  • Digital Adaptability: Comfortable working at a rapid pace, meeting multiple online deadlines with ease in the ever-evolving digital landscape.
  • Proactive "Starter-Finisher": Initiates tasks proactively and demonstrates a commitment to see projects through to completion, showcasing a proactive approach in the online environment.
  • Attention to Detail: Executes a thorough and methodical approach with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring precision in all online transactions.
  • Opportunity Recognition: Possesses the ability to identify online opportunities and present innovative solutions, contributing to continuous improvement in the digital domain.

What's in it for you?

Embrace a vibrant work environment at our Hedge End office in Southampton, featuring a spacious staff kitchen equipped with pool tables and table tennis for your enjoyment. Take advantage of numerous break-out areas and ample free parking, complemented by the added convenience of our own private gym!

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a variety of enticing benefits, including:

  • Quarterly Bonus Opportunities: Enjoy the rewards of your hard work with quarterly bonus potential.
  • Generous Annual Leave: Benefit from 33’ days of annual leave, with an extra day granted on your birthday.
  • Pension Plan: 5% matched pension contribution.
  • Staff Discount: Take advantage of exclusive staff discounts on our products/services.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Opt for a healthier commute with our cycle to work scheme.
  • Training and Development: Unlock growth opportunities through our comprehensive training and development programs.
  • Free On-Site Parking: Enjoy the convenience of free on-site parking, making your daily commute hassle-free.

Join us for a fulfilling career where you not only work hard but also enjoy a host of benefits designed to enhance your overall well-being and professional development.

Useful Info:

Our selection process starts with a conversation with a member of our talent team leading to interviews and assessments where you'll have the opportunity to interact with some of our Purchasing team members. Our interview approach revolves around gaining insight into your experience, personality, and potential, prioritising a positive experience over creating stress or putting you on the spot.

We recognise the strength of diverse teams and proudly embrace equal opportunities. As an employer, we highly value diversity and inclusivity. Our commitment extends to not discriminating based on gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability status, or marital status.

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