Assistant Buyer

Recruiter
Mploy Staffing Solutions
Location
Yeovil
Salary
18000.0000
Posted
14 May 2017
Closes
13 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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

If you're interested in this position, PLEASE APPLY NOW!!