Buying Assistant

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North West England | Ref: BBBH19912

£18000.00 - £20000 per annum

Role Title
Buying Assistant
North West
£18k negotiable depending on experience

Role Profile
Our client, a leading retailer is looking to recruit a highly driven and enthusiastic Buying Assistant to join their growing head office team. Reporting into the category Buyer, this is an extremely varied role that encompasses many parts of the supply chain; including the sourcing of product, the packaging design, facilitating the movement of the stock, and ensuring the stock reaches the DC at the right time. You will be a self-confident individual with excellent communication skills in order to affectively liaise with the supplier base and internal teams across Merchandising, Design, Imports and Warehouse. This role will ideally suit a recent graduate with a relevant degree such as Buying & Merchandising or Business Studies with a desire to secure an entry level buying role and develop a career in this exciting and fast-paced industry, working as part of a large and dynamic team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the category Buyer and buying 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

  • An understanding of the role of a buyer is essential
  • A relevant degree in a subject such as Buying & Merchandising or Business Studies is desirable
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word including Excel
  • Common sense
  • 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 the North West

£18k negotiable depending on experience

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