Buying Assistant

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH15943

£18000 - £20000 per annum + Additional Benefits

Role Profile:

Our Client a leading retailer is looking to recruit a highly driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant to be based at their offices in the North West. Reporting into the Buyer, you will assist in the management and development of specified product categories and suppliers to meet internal and external customer demands. You will also be required to carry out negotiations and product development/support within your own category/objectives. This role will ideally suit a recent graduate looking to progress within a buying head office position or a candidate with early entry level buying experience. Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Buyer and Assistant buyer on a day-to-day basis.
  • 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 and Experience

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

  • Common sense approach to buying
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Experience of working for a FMCG/Retail business
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Drive and motivation

Personal Attributes

  • Self motivated, self starter who displays self confidence and initiative
  • Can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy
  • Planning and Organisational skills - utilising time and prioritising to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Hardworking and flexible attitude to work, time management skills
  • Commercial awareness

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