Assistant Buyer

Jobwise plc
11 Feb 2018
21 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This worldwide company is looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to join their team. There is a salary of up to £20,000 and benefits that include 22 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off, free parking, pension, staff discount scheme and excellent prospects.

About the company:
This highly successful business with sites around the world has been in business for over 20 years. They have expanded rapidly over the last few years and deal with a wide range of well known retailers across the Globe with a variety of very high profile brands. They offer an excellent working environment and superb career prospects.

About the role:
Working as part of a team in a fast paced and busy environment you will be supporting the Category Buying team in a range of administration and practical tasks to assist them in ensuring the availability of a range of products, product samples and presentation materials which will facilitate the sales team in maximising category sales. Duties will include:

  • Inputting and maintaining data for line lists by franchise on a daily basis chasing factories for information to complete line list data as necessary
  • Working closely with the product technologist to establish clear specification information stating all fabric compositions/weights and performance standards for all new products
  • Issuing specification data to suppliers requesting quotes
  • Assessing the product ranges of key competitors/customers and maintaining the department benchmarking document for core ranges in addition to presenting to the team new directions as appropriate
  • Ensuring up to date samples or quality mock up boards are provided for showroom display of current products within the category
  • Ensuring the availability of up to date samples, new samples and prototypes or quality mock ups for Trade Shows within the category
  • Ensuring the most updated sales presenters which best reflect the category product ranges are available to aid the sales process
  • Liaising with factories on a regular basis regarding outstanding requirements to ensure they are met within required timescales
  • Providing cover and/or support for other members of the buying team
  • Checking the workflow viewer and task viewer ensuring all administration support requests are met to meet business need

Skills and Experience required:
The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar Assistant Buyer role within a manufacturer/wholesale or retail background, ideally within the accessories/apparel category. Knowledge of the licensing industry would be beneficial. A good standard of general education is essential with GCSE Grade A-C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics. You will have well developed MS Office skills with proficiency in Excel. You will also ideally have previous experience of using Navision or similar a ERP system. You will be confident and resilient and able to work in a fast paced environment.

The benefits:

  • A salary of £18,000 to £20,000 depending on experience
  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off
  • Free parking
  • Pension scheme
  • Staff discount
  • Long service awards
  • Benefits portal access
  • Excellent prospects

To Apply:
If this sounds like an Assistant Buyer role you would LOVE please email your CV today

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