Assistant Buyer

Acorn Recruitment
23 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Buyer required for our expanding client on the outskirts of Plymouth, we are seeking a dynamic Assistant buyer on a temporary to permanent basis, competitive salary depending on experience. This is a full time position working in a friendly modern office which is easy to get to on public transport but also has on-site parking.

The role will involve developing relationships with new and existing suppliers whilst ensuring maximum value and efficiency for the business.


* Assist the Buyer with proactive continuous product sourcing.

* Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions with assigned Suppliers.

* Manage and maintain daily correspondence of assigned Suppliers.

* Achieve margin and product sell through targets.

* Maintain and develop excellent supplier relationships.

* Ensure right mix of product and maintain awareness of competitors position and market share.

* Assist the Buyer in all aspects of the buying process through from attending buying appointments with the Buyer to UK & foreign travel where necessary.

* Placing of orders,attending ad-hoc buying appointments in the Buyers absence to gather product information for review.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

* Graduate or equivalent

* Previous buying experience in a retail environment

* Proven commercial experience of trading in a fast paced and reactive environment

* Good judgement and decision making skills

* Numerate with strong analytical and computer skills

* Ability to commit to foreign travel as required

* Discreet, professional and with excellent communication skills

* Keen eye for details

* Pro-active and able to show initiative


If you are the right person for this role please click apply now or call the Acorn Plymouth office to discuss further

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