Assistant Buyer

Michael Page Fashion
Warrington, UK
13 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
You the Assistant Buyer will assist the Buyer developing the range to maximise sales and profit in line with the company's strategy going forward.

Client Details

A leading multi-product on trend retailer in the Warrington area. The business has a growing online platform as well as stores throughout the UK.

  • Using complex data to analyse forecasts and sales figures to support the introduction/ discontinuation of lines works with the merchandising team to understand this information, review sales weekly to see where success and failures are coming from the range.
  • Ensuring products are purchased commercially in line with the company's brand and safety standards. Inspected finished product for quality and adherence to customer specifications
  • Challenge the supply base on sourcing and costing of products, always looking for margin gains where possible
  • Liaise closely with other departments to pick the right products ensuring an overall cohesive look is created.
  • Responsible for managing the critical path, ensuring packaging and samples meet shipments dates.
  • Maintain red and gold seal diligence with suppliers, along with packaging work
  • Plan store grading and assist in the building of the range manuals, plannograms and support information for stores.
  • Proofed and approved all copy for catalogue, web, packaging and retail signage

  • Currently a Buying Admin, Trainee Buyer, Assistant Buyer or have completed a placement year in buying.
  • Experience working within the fashion/homes industry
  • An enthusiastic, tenacious and proactive individual.
  • Having highly developed analytical and numerical skills
  • Proven experience gained in a Supply chain environment / retail head office
  • Used to meeting deadlines, have good analytical skills and will be able to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Used to working under pressure and your track record will be characterised by creative flair, strong commercial awareness and excellent negotiation skills.

Job Offer
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days paid holiday
  • Free Parking
  • Discount on Group Product

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