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Sales Administrator

Department: Sales & Customer Service

Reporting to: Internal Sales Manager

Holidays: 25 days

Location: Rochdale 

Salary: Competitive

Job Purpose:

The role of an internal Sales Administrator is to provide high levels of service, help increase sales to our varied customer base and build the level of support given to the External Sales Team.   

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • Answering the telephone and providing customer support at all times
  • Order processing and general office administration
  • Build a personal knowledge of all aspects of the company’s computer systems, understanding all of their functions and abilities
  • Assist with the updating and monitoring of the C.R.M. (Customer Relationship Management) System
  • Identify any opportunities to increase sales and profit within the department, communicating these to the manager
  • Maintain awareness of new product development, new initiatives & all promotional activity
  • Support External Area Sales Managers with their business development activities
  • Liaising with internal departments and external carriers on a day to day basis.


Who we're looking for:

Due to the complete diversity of the role we need someone who is a good all-rounder with an excellent team spirit. It will take at least 3 months to have the basic knowledge of our extensive product range; hence we need someone who will be committed and loyal to Edmund Bell. Common sense speaks volumes, qualifications matter, but you must be able to think on your feet.

Key attributes of Applicant:

Working for the industry leader in its sector the applicant must:

  • Pose a smart appearance and professional approach to the job
  • Excellent I.T. skills with particular emphasis on Microsoft Excel
  • Have previous office experience
  • Very clear communicator both orally and written
  • Flexible and able to work under pressure and manage a number of priorities effectively

Working hours:

This is a permanent position with good prospects, competitive starting salary, 25 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.
Working hours will be 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday, with a 30 minute break for lunch.

For further information or to submit your CV, please contact Joanne Wild joanne.wild@edmundbell.com 

Purchase Planner

Department: Purchasing

Reporting to: Demand & Forecasting Planning Manager

Holidays: 25 days

Location: Rochdale 

Salary: Competitive

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the forecasting and stock management of a profile of products and suppliers to ensure customer demand can be met working within company budgets and stock targets.  Managing quality issues with suppliers and re-acting to customer demand accordingly. 

Key duties/responsibilities:

1. Stock Management

  • Forecasting and stock management for a portfolio of products / suppliers
  • Set up and maintain min/max stock levels
  • Place and expedite purchase orders to ensure OTIF delivery.
  • Minimise ‘out of stocks’ 
  • Review slow moving/excess/obsolete stock and identify options for clearance etc
  • Managing promotional stocks of products to ensure they fit with sales plans
  • Placing bulk orders with suppliers and issuing regular call-offs 
  • Management of stock take process with external suppliers
  • Manage and monitor the movement of stocks between suppliers and ensure sufficient stocks are available to meet forecast demands 
  • Ensure monthly budget spend is adhered to in all currencies
  • update PO dates to ensure they are accurate as per the Mertex system
  • Ensure all stock is accurate on Mertex carrying out regular batch reconciliations where applicable.
  • Update the USD sheet regularly to forecast future shipments ensuring this is in line with Purchase order dates

 2. Product Development

  • Ensuring all data is collated to enable products to be set up on Mertex
  • Following up any relevant sampling/testing requirements from suppliers as required
  • Monitor relevant actions on the critical path to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure product specifications are set up and agreed with relevant suppliers in conjunction with the buyer

 3. Prices

  • Ensure product costs on the system are accurate and include all relevant costings including freight & duty

 4. Import Procedures

  • Import Duty/Freight calculations
  • Obtain costs for any airfreight & LCL shipments obtainining the relevant authorisation.
  • Manage container deliveries in line with warehouse capacity
  • Arrange and manage the shipment of goods from various suppliers

 5. Administration

  • Assist in reviewing and developing existing systems, document and change/improve accordingly
  • Raising Purchase Orders as required
  • Raising debit notes as required
  • Booking in of purchase orders
  • Any other administration duties in order to carry out all aspects of the role
  • Liaise with China office to support day to day activities 

 6. Quality control

  • Liaise with Group Fabric Technologist on the following:-
    • Product Specifications
    • Bulk submit/lab dip approvals
    • Testing requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding quality issues until resolved
  • Ensure packing specifications are set-up and issued to suppliers 
  • Raise and resolve claims with relevant suppliers and issue debit notes accordingly
  • Ensure bulk submits are approved before shipment is arranged 

 7. Reporting Requirements

  • Out of stocks
  • Current supplier & quality issues
  • Slow moving/excess/obsolete stocks


Key attributes of Applicant:

Working for the industry leader in its sector the applicant must:

  • Possess a smart appearance and professional approach to the job
  • Excellent I.T skills with particular emphasis on excel. Ideally experience of the Reflex system
  • Having previous experience with Textiles would be an advantage.
  • Have previous experience in a demand planning role
  • Clear communicator both orally and written
  • Flexible, able to work under pressure and manage a number of priorities effectively
  • Happy to travel if so required

Please send your CV and covering letter to Keeley Brittain kbrittain@redwood-ttm.com

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surrounding the COVID-19 Coronavirus

A message to our customers: COVID-19

After the recent government announcement of tighter restrictions starting on Tuesday 5th January - we would like to reassure all our customers that as we are a manufacturing business, we are able to stay open and continue to operate under our well developed COVID-19 secure conditions:



We will continue to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation - we hope you and your families keep safe and well.


With best regards

John Atherton
Managing Director


(Updated 9.50am, 5th January 2021)