Assistant Buyer - Sutton Coldfield

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 Sutton Coldfield

The town of Sutton Coldfield, in the north east of the Birmingham conurbation, has grown steadily over the centuries from a hamlet and manor house to what it is now, a largely residential town with a population of around 100,000 people. It’s a popular place to live for commuter into Birmingham, with a strong middle class element to it. To the east of the town’s built-up area (though technically part of the town) is Sutton Park, a beautiful area with ponds, lakes, ancient woodlands and wetlands, where many locals spend their free time.

During the industrial revolution Sutton Coldfield became a town well known for industry. Its most notable produce was armaments, mainly gun barrels and blades, but also of spades, knives and other tools. The industry in the area was relatively short-lived, however. The town remained wealthy, however, a fact not lost on the King, who imposed relatively high taxes on the town.

Today, retail and entertainment are important elements of Sutton Coldfield’s economy, and there’s a real upmarket feel to the place and many of its shops. It’s always worth looking for Assistant Buyer vacancies in such places, and Sutton Coldfield is no exception. Large amounts of goods are brought into the town to service the large and economically active population, so good managers and executives are always valued.

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