Assistant Buyer

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West Yorkshire | Ref: BBBH25731

Up to £22000.00 per annum

Role Title

Assistant Buyer
West Yorkshire
Up to £22,000 + benefits

Role Profile

Our client, a leading fashion business, is looking to appoint an Assistant Buyer to their team. Reporting to the Buyer, you will assist in sourcing, developing and delivering a range of products at the right cost and at the right time, to achieve the company's gross profit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in all aspects of Web / Catalogue sample management
  • Manages suppliers in Buyer's absence and takes appropriate course of action
  • Have a full understanding of QA processes and deadlines with reference to critical path
  • Assisting in the preparation of pre-trip packs and briefings
  • Attend and assist selected internal and external supplier meetings and ensure detailed minutes are taken and adapt appropriate questioning in order to ascertain supplier's suitability
  • Gather, analyse and interpret product, market and customer information to establish UK trend alongside Buyer/Assistant
  • Undertaking regular benchmarking / competition reporting
  • Manages daily and weekly workload of BAA including prioritising tasks and actively delegating where necessary.
  • Actively manages critical path process alongside merchandising team and progress all aspects of the critical path and providing feedback

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will be an existing AB or high-performing BAA, ideally within a fashion retail head office environment. Key attributes required include;

  • Commercially aware and organised
  • Can cope with multiple tasks retaining a high level of accuracy
  • Good level of numerical/analytical ability
  • Good level of IT ability, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communicator
  • Hardworking and able to work in a fast-paced environment

Client information
Our client is a market leading business based in West Yorkshire

Up to £22,000

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