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Assistant Buyer/Merchandiser

Gardiner Bros
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Buying or Merchandising Administrator or an Assistant looking for your next step?

Would you like to combine the skills you have already acquired and work doing the full cycle of both?

Due to continual growth and onboarding of multiple new brands at Gardiner Bros we are looking to expand our Buying & Merchandising Department. We are looking for Assistant Buyers & Merchandisers to join our team supporting our Junior & Merchandisers/Buyers. Working with brands such as, Muck Boot, Rocket Dog, Caterpillar, Dune, Crocs, Hush Puppies, Skechers just to name a few. You will support the team to maximise Gross Margin Profit and sell through of allocated brands, minimising end of season left over stock and mark downs.

This is a great role if you have some experience in buying or merchandising and are looking for your next step or new challenge along with the chance to grow and develop within a fast paced and growing business.

What are we looking for in the Assistant Buyer & Merchandiser?

We are looking for someone who has experience of working in a buying or merchandising department either as an Administrator, Trainee or Assistant Buyer/Merchandiser looking to build upon their existing skills & knowledge.

We are looking for someone with the ability to analyse and understand large amounts of product related data, a basic understanding of forecasting would be desirable and strong Excel skills - training can be provided where necessary V-look ups and Pivot tables.

As well as this we are looking for a confident individual with great verbal and written communication skills, we have a great team spirit in the current team, and everyone is willing to support each other when required.

Experience working within footwear, apparel, retail or the distribution industry would be great, however full training of how to be the best in the industry will be provided.

What will the Assistant Buyer & Merchandiser role entail?
  • You will be responsible for the administration involved in raising supplier orders, preparing invoices for sign off and ensuring all records are accurately recorded and maintained in all systems.
  • Report and feedback to relevant parties' stock and order position
  • Maintain good communication with the supply base, identifying any issues and ensuring they are effectively communicated to the team to be resolved and ensure order deadlines are maintained and achieved.
  • Assisting in the maintenance of processes which ensure all product information, prices & delivery dates are kept up to date in all systems
  • Preparation, production & posting of product labels for customers to suppliers as required to ensure deadlines are achieved for all parties.
  • Where applicable monitoring customer portals, specifically to ensure order & delivery information is kept up to date and delivery targets are achieved.
  • Undertake any other administrative tasks as required

At Gardiners, we actively promote and encourage hybrid working, how this looks for your role and the department will be discussed upon application and interview
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