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 West Sussex
A scenic county in southern England and, according to the Met Office, the sunniest county in the UK, West Sussex shares borders with Surrey, East Sussex and Hampshire, as well as Brighton and Hove. It also has an expansive coastline on the English Channel.
The county town of West Sussex is Chichester, while other major settlements in the area include Crawley, Bognor Regis, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Littlehampton and Haywards Heath. Indeed, the region offers a variety of options for anyone seeking Assistant Buyer positions.
Various large companies are based in West Sussex or have operations in the region. These include Rolls Royce, Roche Diagnostics, Network Technology, BOC Edwards, Novartis and RSA Insurance Group. The Body Shop was founded here in 1976, and is now part of the L'Oreal group.
The local economy also relies on tourism, with visitors coming to enjoy the sunshine and sea air, while the service sector and retail are important as well.
What's more, Gatwick Airport is located in West Sussex. Situated less than 30 miles from central London, it's the capital's second largest international airport and the country's second busiest in terms of passenger traffic. It serves a variety of airlines, including BA, Aer Lingus, EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic and Thomas Cook and processes a significant amount of cargo as well.
Search for Assistant Buyer opportunities with Cast UK
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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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