Buying Assistant

The Works Stores PLC
Coleshill, UK
26 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Buying Assistant

There has never been a better time to join The Works! We are extremely successful market leaders boasting year on year growth both within our stores and online.

Here at The Works, we are looking for a Buying Assistant to join our central team based at our Support Centre in Hams Hall, Coleshill.

About the Role

This is an administrative role, supporting the Buyer with everyday tasks and building good relationships with our stores and suppliers. You will assist in providing appropriate information as required to support annual plans and importation of goods. In addition you will be:
  • Responsible for key administrative tasks
  • Liaising with our suppliers for any information needed to ensure we are efficient, effective and deliver for the business
  • Ensure data held within our internal systems is accurate and collate relevant information for new products
  • Support the Buying Team with presentations, planning meetings, new supplier sets ups as required
  • Process invoice queries in a timely manner
  • Be the point of contact for all general queries for our Stores to ensure they have the information required

About You
  • You want to develop your career within retail, specifically the Buying function
  • A passion for our product
  • A natural with numbers and able to demonstrate strong excel capabilities
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy & great organisational skills
  • Comfortable communicating with internal and external customers, including stores and suppliers

About The Works

We are very proud to be a Sunday Times 2019 Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for. Our mission is to offer customers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, built on our core principles of value, variety and quality.

Our mission is to be the customer's first choice for good quality, great value Gifts, Arts, Crafts, Hobbies, Stationery, Toys and Books. The Works sell over one million products every week to consumers looking for a bargain. We have a network of over 500 stores (and growing... fast!) and an E-store which makes the amazing value products The Works provide available 24/7 -

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