Senior Assistant Buyer

Hiring People
Horsham, West Sussex
£19k - 24k per year + Bonus
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Assistant Buyer

An exciting opportunity has arisen, for self-motivated, Senior Assistant Buyer with a passion for sourcing and launching products for a global ecommerce leader. Do you enjoy finding those niche or new product opportunities, working with a supplier/manufacturer and watching the sales grow? If so, and you enjoy the buzz of taking products to market, this is the ideal role for you.


  • Ideally you will have a minimum of 3 years retail experience
  • A minimum of 18mths experience in an assistant, senior assistant or junior buyer role is essential.
  • You will be working with brands covering; electronics including photography, homewares, home and garden, sports and outdoors. Experience of any of these categories or similar is preferred but not essential
  • Experience and understanding of products with regulatory requirements/restrictions preferred e.g. CE Certificates, European (EN) Standards
  • Experience of working with suppliers/manufacturers from China or the far east is beneficial
  • Strong IT, numeracy, organisation and literacy skills. Good Excel and analytical skills are a must
  • Committed team player
  • Organised
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Work on your own initiative
  • A knowledge of Ecommerce Marketplaces, including Amazon, is a bonus


  • Identify product opportunities and present with supporting evidence
  • Source products and negotiate terms, moqs and pricing
  • Develop and approve samples
  • Build effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Critical Path management
  • Anticipate and resolve problems
  • Taking responsibility for the product range
  • Competitor analysis
  • Maintain admin and data files

How to apply

Please apply here and we will contact you directly