Assistant Buyer - Toys & Gifts

17 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Have you got strong negotiation skills and a real passion for Toys & Gifts? Are you creative and commercially astute but long for more autonomy in your role?

Are you a confident decision maker with the ability to make important commercial decisions under pressure?

Our client is a very well known UK high street retailer based in Central London. They are looking for an Assistant Buyer - Toys & Gifts to join their expanding team, where there are excellent progression opportunities!

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities of this Assistant Buyer - Toys & Gifts role:

  • To support the buying function through supplier set up, new line set up, management of pricing, markdowns and funding
  • To manage product ranges in line with the critical path through Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Space Planning, Store Operations and Marketing,
  • Present new ranges to the senior buying team,
  • Develop individual supplier management plans and manage suppliers for your area of responsibility,
  • To work with the team on delivering the wider buying strategy,
  • To propose promotional activities to the business, working with merchandising team,
  • Creation of spreadsheets and analysis to ensure delivery of department objectives,
  • Support the development of the BAA,
  • Attend relevant Trade fairs,
  • To undertake other ad hoc duties & project work, which are relevant to the role.

What qualities will you need for this Assistant Buyer - Toys & Gifts role?

  • Demonstrates standards of excellence,
  • Team working ethic,
  • Ability to be adaptable and versatile,
  • High levels of enthusiasm and energy,
  • Ability to work to deadlines,
  • Ability to think about improving the customer journey,
  • To show a willingness to learn and self-develop.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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