Assistant Buyer

Posted 24/06/2024 by Zachary Daniels Recruitment

Bradford, West Yorkshire
£23,000 - £26,000/annum

Assistant Buyer - Electrical | Yorkshire/Hybrid | Salary £26k Basic + 37 Days Holiday (inc BH), Bupa, Discount

Zachary Daniels Recruitment are delighted to be partnered with the North's leading home and fashion retailer, on the recruitment of a Assistant Buyer position.

Our client has a global footprint with sales all over the globe and even in the current climate they continue to grow! They are lucky enough that they possess one of the best cultures and working environments in the North with a very strong buying and merchandising function already in place and a rare opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Buyer to join the team

The role of Assistant Buyer is responsible for supporting the Buyer on Electrical's, with a view to buying your own range. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Under the direction of your Buyer, own your own range whilst identifying ways to maximise sales opportunities
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with suppliers, ensuring critical paths and commercial terms are met in addition to samples produced
  • Collaborate with the web team to provide briefs - Set-up, manage and follow through to ensure product availability for live dates
  • Review the marketplace and latest trends in pulling together samples and colour swatches from potential suppliers
  • Coach and mentor your Buyer Assist build ranges and select product
  • Manage the critical path dates and schedules to ensure deadlines are met including Photography, sampling, loading, Promotional events and trade actions
  • Write product copy and loading cross-sells
  • Liaise with Web Content Team and E-Commerce to ensure product copy and photographs reflect the product accurately and offer suggestions for improvement where necessary
  • Set-up, manage and follow through all buying administration systems and procedures to ensure product availability and on-time delivery

To be considered for the position of Assistant Buyer, you will offer the following:

  • Circa 3 years operating at a similar level within a buying team
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, confident managing suppliers
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of KPIs
  • Analytical and data savvy
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise effectively whilst working at pace
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Flexible and positive attitude and approach to work
  • MS office, especially EXCEL
  • Understanding/appreciation of contracts and supplier onboarding
  • Confident presenter and comfortable with MS PowerPoint
  • Maths and English grade C or above, or equivalent GCSE - A Levels

If you are an Assistant Buyer looking for a new opportunity with genuine career progression opportunities, this could be just the role for you.

Apply today to to be considered!

Zachary Daniels is a Niche, National & International Recruitment Consultancy.

Specialising in Buying, Merchandising & Ecommerce | Design, Technical, Wholesale & Production | Finance | HR & Talent | H&S & Compliance | Marketing, Digital & Technology | Property & Centre Management | Retail, Trade, Leisure & Wholesale Operations | Senior Appointments & Exec | Sales | Supply Chain & Logistics


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