Assistant Buyer

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH26915

£22000.00 - £24000 per annum

Assistant Buyer
Up to £24,000 depending on level of experience

Role Profile
Cast UK are excited to be supporting an award-winning and growing retailer with the recruitment of an Assistant Buyer to join their friendly head office team based in Manchester. Reporting into the Senior Buyer on a large category, you will play a key part by supporting to source products, review existing ranges, maximise profits and bring commercially viable ranges to market. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to learn and build on the knowledge and experience they have gained in a similar role or university placement, to be part of a supportive team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist the Senior Buyer with range planning
  • Support the delivery of sales, margin and profit targets
  • Support with NPD (new product development)
  • Help to manage the supplier base, obtaining quotes and samples
  • Create and maintain buying plans
  • Produce content briefs ensuring accurate product date, descriptions and copy
  • When required, attend trade shows with the Senior Buyer

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • Experience in a similar role is essential
  • Commercially aware and creative with a keen eye for trends
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Great team-working, interpersonal and communications skills
  • A close attention to detail and the ability to react swiftly to changes
  • Any experience of dealing with Far East supply chain would be advantageous
  • Enthusiastic, keen to learn and get stuck in

Client information
Our client is an award-winning retailer based in Manchester.

Up to £24,000 depending on level of experience

About Cast UK
Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in, HR, Procurement, Buying, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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