Buyers Assistant - Industrial Placement from University (Buying, Purchasing) SMIF83921

Blue Octopus
Leeds, UK
20 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Buyers Assistant - Industrial Placement from University (Buying, Purchasing) SMIF83921
Salary circa £19,000 (based on a 40-hour week)

Our client is a global business with a family heritage. The company supplies over 10,000 products covering fancy dress, wigs and make up through a network of independent retailers, wholesale, national accounts and direct to consumer through a strong web presence. They have a fantastic team environment where hard work and innovation are central to their way of working.

They're looking for a Buyers Assistant to join their New Product Development team, to be a fundamental part of our growth plans and to complement the existing team.

They have a strong New Product Development team who work closely to support each other in delivering a great product range for the business. Providing day to day administrative support for the buying team to under pin the smooth running of the buying process, you must adapt to the needs of the buying team and assist in the management of their critical product path.

Supporting the Senior Buyer and Buyers in managing the existing products within Categories / Themes, you will assist in the new product development of costumes and accessories -through market and sales research, sourcing, and negotiating competitive prices and minimum order quantities to ensure Smiffys competitive advantage in the market.

You will also prepare new lines for selection at range review and liaise with all relevant departments when selecting, sourcing and launching new products to ensure buy-in from sales and relevant stakeholders.

Numerate and able to calculate profit margin etc, the successful candidate will be solution focused and a willing member of our New Product Development team who has a genuine interest in product development; preferably within fashion or dress-up. good communication skills are essential, and you must have the ability to multi-task and work under pressure.

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months from late July / early August 2019

Benefits: 20 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and your birthday day off, contributory pension but more than anything, a chance to work in a fast paced, creative and fun environment.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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