Assistant Buyer

Mploy Staffing Solutions
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Buying Assistant

The role of a Buying Assistant is to provide support to the buyers on an ad-hoc basis. The assistant’s role will encompass competitor data capture, sales and ad-hoc reporting for the buyer. It will also involve managing and implementation of range changes on an ongoing basis and assisting the buyer as required.

  • New product set up on an ongoing basis, taking account of key deadlines
  • Competitor data capture, analysis of existing data and systems, updating information and accuracy of existing data
  • Reporting and information gathering as required, such as sales and margin analysis
  • General buyer support for day-to-day management ranges
  • Liaise the planning and booking of trips and travel itinerary for the buyer
  • Ensure quality control reports and any customer related quality control issues are regularly and effectively managed
  • Driven by a calendar, get every product out of stock, within category, to proactively drive product consistency and continuous improvement
  • Build product landscapes by product area that are maintained regularly
  • Assist strategy planning through work with the business intelligence team and assist in the building and maintenance of strategy packs
  • Ensure catalogues deadlines are met
  • Ensure artwork for products is efficiently signed off/or escalated where issues occur in the buyers absence
  • Identify and manage vendor performance
  • Maintenance of vendors in the global supplier directory
  • Management of samples for testing, artwork and storage
  • Full data integrity for every product including cutter guides, exploded diagrams for spares, inner and outer barcode compliance
  • Maintenance of product specifications and any gaps
  • Spares maintenance and set up
  • Ensure that all certification is available for all products

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