Buying Assistant - Home Textiles

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH16251

£18000.00 per annum


Role Title
Buying Assistant - Home Textiles
Liverpool
£18k

Role Profile
Our client, a leading retailer is looking to recruit a highly driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant to be based at their head office in Liverpool. Reporting into the Buyer, you will assist in the management and development of part of the Home Textiles category and suppliers to meet internal and external customer demands. This role will ideally suit a recent graduate with or without placement experience, eager to secure their first head office buying position or a someone with early entry level buying experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with strong IT/ admin skills to join a market leading retail business and a dynamic and lively head office team. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Buyer on a day-to-day basis
  • Taking charge of the departments admin
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Developing a balanced and creative product range
  • Maintaining all aspects of the critical path with members of the team
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the development process
  • Maintaining schedules and key deadlines
  • Production and maintenance of reports with the ultimate aim of organising professional supplier review meetings


Skills & Experience
To be successful in the role, you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Some experience/ understanding of a BAA role is essential
  • Common sense approach to buying
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Drive and motivation


Client information
Our client is a leading retail business.

Remuneration
£18k depending on skills & experience

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