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Buying Admin Assistant - 3 months - London

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3 Jun 2022

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Buying Admin Assistant - 3 months - London
Buying Admin Assistant - 3 months - London

The location of the role is Paddington, London (hybrid remote working).

The duration of the role is 3 months. (potential for temp to perm)

The pay rate on offer is £15 per hour.

The client is an iconic, multinational high street retailer.

Key accountabilities

Support the Buyer & Assistant Buyer by developing a clear understanding of the business' customer, ensuring the segments and demographics needs are understood and put at the heart of the product offer developed
Support the Buyer & Assistant Buyer working with Design to interpret and adapt to market trends and direction, ensuring that the conceptual range developed is differentiating and targeted to the needs of the customer through compiling and presenting competitor shops.
Contribute as an active member of the Buying team to work within a commercially focussed culture
To support the Assistant Buyer with the co-ordination and development of product Tech Packs to ensure they are delivered complete and on time to minimise sampling lead times
To work with the Buyer & Assistant Buyer to ensure the departmental critical path is met, providing support to the buying and product development process and contributing to the management of the production critical path
Manage the sample and product management process on a daily basis and ensuring that the floor / product rooms are tidy and compliant with H&S requirements
Work in collaboration with Sourcing Offices globally to help develop appropriate supply routes enabling the Department to react to trade.
To support the Assistant Buyer with the co-ordination and preparation for range for sign off and systemic elements of the buying process, ensuring the timely completion of the relevant systemic approvals and processes
Work with the Assistant Buyer to analyse historical sales in line with trends and design direction to manage product mix parameters including price architecture, colour balance, shape and margin to deliver a highly commercial and balanced range
To liaise with press, marketing, retail, ecom, international and other external functions to support business priorities
To support the Buyer & Assistant Buyer with the development and sourcing of packagingKey skills and experience

Either Buying experience with a retailer or alternatively admin experience within a retail environment
Passion for products and desire to learn about the brand and customer
Highly organised with attention to detail when performing tasks, ability to anticipate and manage problems, with an ability to prioritise and escalate where necessary
Systems experience or a clear demonstration of the ability to learn to use systems quickly
Good communication skills; communicating clearly using phone, email, VC etc.
Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn about the end to end Buying process to take responsibility for Critical Path Management
Proactive in agreeing to take workload away from assistant buyer where appropriate
A digital and global mind-set that supports the growth of international and online business
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