Buying Assistant

Backline Logistics Plymouth Branch
11 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a Sunday Times Top Track 100 company and one of the UK 's fastest growing privately owned companies.

As a result of our expansion plans and our continued ongoing success we are seeking a dynamic Buying Assistant, to be based at our Head Office in Plymouth.


You will be required to:

* Support the Senior Buying team to drive sales, maximize profit and achieve stock and sales targets.

* Assist in sourcing, listing, managing and developing product ranges and promotional offers.

* Liaise with suppliers to manage ranges and maintain the product file.

* Monitor competitor activity.

* Research, compile and interpret data to formulate strategies as required.

* Ensure all relevant administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescales.

* Produce regular information for, liaise with and provide support for stores.

* Attend supplier meetings, showrooms and trade shows upon progression.


Essential & Preferred Skills & Requirements:

* A degree is preferred but not essential.

* You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and an interest in retail.

* Excellent commercial understanding and communication skills are a priority.

* You will be committed and confident with strong administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills.

* You will be comfortable working both individually and with a team.

* You will have proficient written, numerical/analytical and PC skills, particularly Excel and a sound understanding of Online processes.


Salary depending on experience.

Please apply with your most recent CV

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