Assistant Buyer (Fashion)

Location
England, Essex
Salary
Great Benefits + Career Prospects
Posted
30 Jan 2018
Closes
06 Mar 2018
Ref
SL48146
Contact
Kelly Parrish
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Level
Experienced
Language
English

Contact Details

Assistant Buyer (Fashion)
Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Essex

Our client based in Billericay are looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer to join their fun head office team. You will be responsible for supporting the Buyer in managing the critical path, range building and overseeing the admin team, in order to maximise sales and profit.


Duties for the Assistant Buyer role:-

* Work with the Buyer to deliver product ranges tailored to the customer profile and brand positioning that achieve or exceed target margin and sales plan
* Understand supplier capabilities and weaknesses in order to ensure best price and margin is achieved when negotiating buys.
* Build ranges to agreed range levels on stands before sign off meetings and prepare information for sign offs as required
* Source and select Top Store, sub-Brand if required to do so
* Manage and be responsible for accuracy of Range Plan
* Be responsible for ensuring approval process runs smoothly
* Manage daily checking of packing scans with BA
* Responsible for checking online descriptions and photography prior to being processed for host.
* Undertake regular competitive shop reports and present to the Buying team
* Research market trends and new product areas for trend and development meetings
* Manage press critical path if required
* Liaise with the Supply Base Manager regarding QC and supplier issues
* Prepare and send DHL samples to suppliers/China team
* Lead event tracking meetings and hold bin meetings
* Manage information required from Buying teams for weekly trade meetings
* Manage packaging critical path
* Prepare and manage boards required for internal and external meeting
* Any other duties which may reasonably be required by the business

Requirements for the Assistant Buyer role:-

Must be able to demonstrate product, brand and market awareness
* Be able to take on tasks in the absence of the Buyer (with guidance of Senior Buyer/ Head of Buying).
* To have in-depth knowledge of the supply base
* Lead and coach the Buyers Assistant in the team

Hours and Benefits for the Assistant Buyer role;-

9-5 Monday to Friday
25 days holiday
Pension
Health Care
Retail Discount Card
Free Car Parking

IF YOU HAVE THE RELEVANT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE FOR THIS ROLE PLEASE APPLY WITH YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT VIA THIS WEBSITE

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