Assistant Buyer - Home

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Liverpool, Merseyside | Ref: BBBH23084

£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum


Role Title

Assistant Buyer- Home décor, Gifting, Lighting and New trends

Liverpool

£25,000-28,000

Role Profile and Client Information

My client, a successful and trend led supplier of high-quality products is recruiting for an Assistant Buyer to join the Buying team in the Home and Gifting team. As an Assistant Buyer, you'll work closely with the Directors of the company to ensure the departments achieve sales, stock and margin targets through the development of the product range.

A key responsibility for this role will be to build and maintain strong working relationships with the Far East supplier base, attending and contributing to meetings as and when required. You will also be required to plan and carry out shopping and benchmarking trips, identifying opportunities with the Buyer in regards to prices, range width, gaps or over-ranging, equipment, POS & VM, to ensure we stay ahead of our competitors within the current market.

You'll be required to attend Trade Shows, in the UK and overseas, producing reports and feeding back your findings to the wider team and will take an active role within buying & supplier meetings, you'll also be able to identify sales on the Range Monitor, proposing actions against forecasts and budgets where appropriate.

Supporting the MD, you'll contribute to selection meetings, commenting on future trends and competitor ranges using knowledge gained from competitor shopping trips and external research.

The successful candidate will be experienced within a Trainee or Assistant Buying role, be able to think commercially and have the ability to work independently.

This is an exciting opportunity for an established Assistant Buyer who wants to work for a leading brand that is continuing to go places!



Responsibilities

  • Management of the critical path
  • Supporting the team, and dealing with a turnover of £5 million
  • Reports into the Senior Buyer
  • Contribute to the creative direction of the range
  • Development of product and the understanding of future trends
  • Negotiating cost prices with suppliers
  • Required to attend Trade Shows, in the UK and overseas
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with the Far East supplier base
  • Plan and carry out shopping and benchmarking trips
  • Contribute to selection meetings, commenting on future trends and competitor ranges



Skills & Experience

  • Home décor, Gifting, Lighting and New trends experience
  • Experienced within a Trainee or Assistant Buying role
  • Experience of reporting into a Senior Buyer
  • Knowledge of department and business performance
  • Ability to learn and experience the travel trips to China
  • Think commercially and have the ability to work independently


Remuneration and Key Information

£25,000-28,000

20 days holiday

Working hours 8:30-5pm

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