Assistant Buyer

Posted a week ago by Tagged Resources Ltd

Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Company:

An exciting opportunity for an Assistant Buyer to join the Buying team of a Homeware supply chain business who work with customers like Dunelm, Argos and Asda. The working hours are Monday to Friday 8.30-5pm. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years experience in a Buying.


24 days holidays plus bank holidays

Modern offices

Friendly team

Growing brand

The Role:

  • Assist the Head of Buying and Buyer.
  • Work closely with the QC and Product Development Departments.
  • Obtaining market knowledge & analysing consumer buying patterns.
  • Working with the Buyer to predict future trends & identify opportunities to drive sales/profitability.
  • Manage a critical path to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Analyse, forecast and plan with the team to ensure the most profitable range is implemented.
  • Build relationships with suppliers (Europe, China, India etc).
  • Negotiate effectively with suppliers to agree the most commercial cost prices & buying terms.
  • Effectively manage own workload and be an active member of the buying team.
  • Create & maintain strong relationships with both suppliers & customers.
  • Understanding of reports and actions that may need to be taken.
  • Purchase Order Management.
  • Inputting orders onto critical path.
  • Dealing with issues arising with orders both internally and externally.
  • Sample Management
  • Processing samples received - labelling, logging, organising & filing samples.
  • Dealing with email and telephone queries
  • Proactively dealing with department queries across Buying & Merchandising.
  • Ensure accuracy in all areas at all times and keep a record of all communications.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • MUST have 2-3 years experience in Buying.
  • Ideally have a background in Homeware, Electrical Goods or Hard Goods. 
  • Good IT skills – excellent knowledge of Excel (Databases, Vlookups, formulas etc.)
  • Be confident with excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Be accurate, methodical, motivated and trustworthy.
  • Good Literacy and Numeracy skills.

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Please be aware the duties listed above are an interpretation of the role and do not form any part of your employment contract. Please ask the interviewer any questions about the role that you wish to clarify.

Tagged Resources Limited acts as an employment agency. We have 25 years of Recruitment and Industry experience, working with Retail and Supply Chain markets and have various positions available. If this vacancy does not suit your experience and you are looking for a suitable role please look at our website or follow us on social networking sites.  All are updated on a daily basis.

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