Buying Assistant

NJR Recruitment
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Buying Assistant

Location: Manchester

Salary: £18,000 - £21,000

Our client is a well established importer and due to their ever expanding growth have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buying Assistant to join their Manchester based team.

The main purpose of your role will be to provide full administration support to the Buying Team; whilst ensuring costing sheets are completed, range plans updated, licence product is fully approved by Licensor & company samples are orders and tracked in the correct time frame.


  • Receive all quote requests from sales support.
  • Issue quote requests to factories and chase answers.
  • Update costing sheets and pass to buyers for sign off.
  • Update range plans where necessary / maintain range plans.
  • Manage sample intake & shipment.
  • Manage product licence approval status.
  • Check status of general stock for Buyers to review for ordering.
  • Suggest new buys / overstock sell through strategy

The successful candidate will be having previous experience working as a Buying Assistant within a Supply Chain or Wholesaler business - ideally with Far East experience. You will have an advanced knowledge of Excel, knowledge of supply chain procedures with solid communication and articulation skills as well as the ability to multi-task.

This is an opportunity for someone who takes pride in the important support they provide. You will have an eye for detail and take extra lengths to satisfy the needs of clients. You must be confident, passionate and thrives off working in a fast paced and busy team environment.

In return our client offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to progress in a thriving business.

Apply online or for further information please contact one of our specialist consultants quoting reference number: NJR6103

KEYWORDS: Buying Assistant, Administration, Wholesale, Sales, Planning, Supply Chain, Licences, Retailer, Distribution