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Buying Assistant

Employer
Funky Pigeon
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
20 Oct 2021

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Sector
Retail
Salary Band
Competitive
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Here at Funky Pigeon, buying is the backbone of our business. We're constantly on the lookout for new products that delight our customers. True customer champions and self-proclaimed 'retail geeks', we're a creative bunch with a keen eye on new and future trends. If you have a passion for retail and want to work for an expanding ecommerce business, come and join us as a Buyer's Assistant and be part of our exciting expansion plans.

Who we are?

Now a household name for personalised cards and gifts, it's a hugely exciting time for Funky Pigeon. Turnover has rocketed and we're building our tech and digital capability to take our rapidly expanding ecommerce business to the next level. It's a collaborative team environment, fast-paced, creative and fun, and you'll be surrounded by passionate people with a 'one team' approach.

Why join us?

In terms of what you want to achieve, and what you could be, you've only just begun. We're selling something different here. It's more than a career. It's the collaboration, innovation and ambition you expect from the backing of a successful business like WHSmith with the energy, agility, and curiosity of a young company like Funky Pigeon. There are 'no limits' to what you can achieve. It's perfect for people who are happy to use their initiative and embrace life outside their comfort zone. If you enjoy pace, can think on your feet are digitally minded and prepared to work hard then anything is possible here.

What you'll be doing

  • Support launch of new ranges, managing the new line process from set up toon sale
  • Manage and maintain our promotional offering across selected trading areas
  • Manage suppliers' purchase orders
  • Liaise with suppliers on new line/range details to maintain accurate information including the update of price changes
  • Provide daily and weekly sales reports to help drive performance and assist the Buyer in product range selection
  • Support the team with general administration and management of stock on the website
  • Work with our design and visual merchandising teams to plan new product launches
  • Understand the retail landscape, undertake competitor reviews, pricing auditsand research trends


What you'll have

  • Creative thinking and a passionate for retail
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to build effective relationships
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage your workload in a fast paced environment
  • Advanced Excel and Microsoft office (ideally Pivot Tables / V-Lookups)
  • Analytical mindset to confidently interpret and analyse data
  • Focus on details and highly organised
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Drive to succeed and work as part of a high performing team


What you'll need to show

  • Customer focus - Keep customer at the heart of all you do
  • Drive for results - Tenacity for ambitious and competitive results delivered with pace
  • Value our people - Respect and value our people in an honest, open environment
  • Accountability - Personal responsibility for actions and deliver what you say you will


What you'll get in return for your experience

Being part of Funkypigeon.com means you will work with talented, passionate individuals and cutting edge UX technology. You will have the opportunity to influence company performance through your actions. You will receive 25 days holiday (your birthday off for free), performance related bonus and discounts through the company.
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