Trainee Assistant Buyer

Recruiter
Matalan
Location
Liverpool, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1258926959
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
About the Role
As a Trainee Assistant Buyer, you'll assist and support our Buying Teams to carry out the processes of planning, selecting, administration, supplier and store liaison to achieve the overall department objectives.
  • Responsible for the set up of new supplier accounts, ensuring all suppliers are aware of and understand Matalan's requirements for product standards, labelling and deliveries.
  • Complete regular store visits nationwide, monitoring and addressing visual merchandising or layout guideline issues that may arise.
  • Work closely with the Retail teams and Buyer to develop visual merchandise guidelines for the forthcoming season and new product development.
  • Conduct regular benchmarking of competitors, completing quarterly reviews and seeking missed opportunities and ideas where appropriate which you'll share with the team and wider business.
  • Liaise with suppliers on a daily basis to chase Red and Gold seal samples, ensuring timely product deliveries and keeping track of all samples within your department.
  • Work in conjunction with Quality Assurance, you'll ensure products meet pre set criteria and attend fit meetings to understand the impact of any decisions made with Technical Services department.
About You
  • Graduate with a fashion or textile related degree at classification 2:1 or above
  • Commercially focused
  • Retail experience would be advantageous
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work independently.
About Matalan
Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the UK, a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, challenging, and above all fun! As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK's most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Retail.

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