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Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH10516
Contact Name: Rosie Williamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Role Title

Assistant Buyer


20-25k depending on skills & experience

Role Profile

Our client, a market leading retail business is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and driven Assistant Buyer. This is an exciting and newly created role, where you will be working within the growing Wallpaper & Paint category, supporting the Buyer and Senior Buyer. Playing a key part in the business, you will be a pro-active team player who is able to demonstrate success with prior experience working as a Buyer's Assistant or Assistant Buyer. This is a fantastic opportunity for a hardworking and passionate individual, keen to progress their career in buying, to join one of the most successful and leading businesses in the North West.


  • Control supplier negotiations to maximize profit
  • Ordering a specific range of products
  • Maintaining stock levels
  • Ensure suppliers meet the business requirements in terms of sales and margin
  • Identifying new products and opportunities in the market
  • Competitor analysis
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to ensure stock levels are achievable

Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role, you must be able to demonstrate experience in the following areas:

  • Trading skills in a retail environment
  • Common sense approach to buying
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Commercially aware
  • Experience of working for a retail business
  • Strong relationship builder
  • Drive and motivation

Client information

Our client is a market leading retail business

£20-25 depending on skills & experience

About Cast UK

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