Assistant Buyer

Gloucester, Gloucestershire | Ref: BBBH32884

£22000 - £28000 per annum + benefits

Role Title

Assistant Buyer

to £28,000 + Benefits


Role Profile

Fantastic chance for ambitious individuals to join a high growth retail and ecommerce business with the opportunity for aspiring Buyers to be developed as part of an exceptional team.

Support a wide range of projects from product research and specification, range development, quality, pricing and promotional. You will work closely with the merchandising function and suppliers, ensuring OTIF targets are consistently achieved guaranteeing the best in terms of product quality and service.

  • Support Buyer with NPD projects including gap analysis, product selection, sampling and launch execution across multiple channels.
  • Report & analyse sales data, proposing improvements to pricing and ranging across multiple channels.
  • Conduct competitor shops, sharing and actioning findings.
  • Collection, verification and management of product data
  • Explore sustainable packaging options, ensuring compliance, and compatibility with operational requirements.
  • Understand OTIF, contributing to improvements
  • Support eCommerce and other stakeholders as the product expert.
  • Monitor and actively target returns/quality issues to ensure product quality is consistently high.
  • Day to day management of buying assistant.
  • Support the buying team with building robust supplier relationships, OTIF delivery, capacity optimisation and long term strategic partnerships.

Skills & Experience

  • Previous experience within buying or trading role.
  • Commercial awareness and ability to interpret market trends.
  • Ability to work independently, organising and planning time to deliver to agreed timescales.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Excel; costing, pricing and margin calculations.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Client information

Innovative and disruptive high growth e-commerce retailer based in the UK as part of £1 Billion global leading multinational.


to £28,000 + Benefits

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