Assistant Buyer

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Merseyside | Ref: BBBH20196

£20000 - £24000 per annum

Role Title
Assistant Buyer
£20-24k depending on experience

Role Profile
Our client, a leading retailer based in Liverpool, is looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to join their growing head office team. Reporting into the category Buyer, you will play a key part in supporting the buying team with various administrative tasks in relation to product sourcing, packaging design and stock movement. You will be a self-confident individual with excellent communication skills in order to effectively liaise with the supplier base and internal teams across Merchandising, Design, Imports and Warehouse. This position will ideally suit a driven and hardworking Buying Assistant / Assistant Buyer with experience in General Merchandise or FMCG products (not fashion). This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UK's fastest growing retail businesses.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Buyer and team on a daily basis
  • Taking charge of the departments admin
  • Liaising with suppliers as well as internal teams across Merchandising, Design, Imports and Warehouse
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Developing a balanced and commercial product range
  • Maintaining the critical path
  • Ensuring the smooth running of the development process
  • Maintaining schedules and key deadlines
  • Assisting in supplier meetings

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Some experience in a similar role is essential (FMCG or General Merchandise)
  • A passion for animals / pets is essential
  • Good IT skills, specifically Microsoft Office
  • Common sense approach to buying
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Able to forge strong working relationships
  • Drive, motivation and enthusiasm

Client Information
Our client is a leading retailer based in Liverpool


£20-24k depending on experience

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