Assistant Buyer - Powys

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.

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Assistant Buyer Jobs in Powys

Powys is the largest county in Wales by area, although only 11th by population (just 135,000), mainly because much of the area is mountainous. It is a landlocked county with a long border with England, meeting Shropshire and Herefordshire; it shares Welsh borders with Gwynedd, Denbighshire, Wrexham, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire. Its administrative centre is in Llandrindod Wells, right in the centre, although it’s quite a small town, with only 5000 inhabitants. The largest town is Newtown (13,000), followed by Ystradgynlais (9,000) and Brecon (8000). Needless to say, the population comprises many, many small villages and towns.

Such low concentrations of population and alack of industrialisation mean that Assistant Buyer jobs are not in huge demand in Powys. The tourism industry can create some such jobs, but on the whole it is best to look for the towns and cities around the borders of Powys in Wales and England for a better chance of finding something.

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