Assistant Buyer jobs
Assistant Buyers provide support to Buyers, helping to develop ranges and identify pricing architecture, as well as highlighting new and improved product opportunities to maximise sales.
An Assistant Buyer will be expected to develop market understanding, including benchmarking tasks and competitor analyses.Specific areas of responsibility include overseeing samples, briefs to publications departments and copy checking. In this role there is opportunity for cross team working with the Merchandising department as well as the Marketing team, focusing on areas such as e-commerce.
An Assistant Buyer will deputise for the Buyer when necessary and prepare and attend briefing sessions with internal teams as well as compile data to required deadlines.
The skills required
You will be an ambitious and driven individual with commercial acumen and marketawareness. The ability to negotiate will be valued and, ideally, you will have experience of purchasing.
Organisational skills are key, as well as the capability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Highly numerate, IT literate and analytical, you will be someone who remains calm under pressure and be an adept communicator.
Flexibility is key as well as being self-driven, honest and capable of supporting the senior team. It’s important you are open to challenging accepted ways of buying, and continually strive to innovate. You will be confident in meeting environments and able to present reports to the senior team.
Assistant Buyer Jobs in Angus
Angus is a sprawling county on the east coast of Scotland, which has traditionally focused mainly on fishing and agriculture for its economy. It borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. By far the largest settlement is the town of Arbroath, with a population of about 25,000, about twice the size of the next town. The county town Forfar has a population closer to 10,000, as do Montrose, Monifieth, Carnoustie and Brechin. The A90 and A92 join the county to the rest of eastern Scotland, running from Dundee to Stonehaven and Aberdeen beyond.
Angus is located between two large centres of population, Aberdeen and Dundee, and while these might provide the most fertile ground if you’re looking for Assistant Buyer positions, there could be some opportunities in the larger towns of the county.
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We get to know the personalities and objectives of each candidate; understanding what motivates them, and the appropriate cultural fit for them. This attention to detail means that we are able to make excellent matches between applicants and employers, making placements that are lasting and mutually rewarding.
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