Homewares Assistant Buyer

Posted 25/06/2024 by Niche Recruitment Ltd

£25,000 - £30,000/annum

Our client, a prestigious mail order and online retailer known for its unique blend of tradition and innovation, is looking for an Assistant Buyer in Homewares. This is a rare opportunity to dive into the heart of the homewares industry, contributing to the design and selection of products that adorn homes across the UK and Europe.

Whether you're looking to step into your first Assistant Buyer role or are a Buying Assistant ready to expand your expertise and autonomy, this role offers the perfect blend of support and independence to cultivate your career.

Due to the rural location in Oxfordshire, a driving licence and vehicle are required to be considered for this position.  

In the role of Homewares Assistant Buyer, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Spearheading the development and planning of the Homewares product range, ensuring a diverse and appealing selection across brand channels.
  • Negotiating with suppliers over costs and terms, managing the Critical Path from concept to product launch.
  • Crafting detailed product descriptions in alignment with our client’s unique brand style.
  • Performing comprehensive market research to stay abreast of trends and competitors.
  • Managing product information and sample organization for review and marketing initiatives.

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • Previous experience as a Buying Assistant or Buyer Admin Assistant.
  • Confident communication and supplier management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in sales analysis.
  • A creative yet commercially aware mindset, tailored to our mature customer base.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to collaborate effectively on various projects.
  • Robust organisational skills, able to manage multiple tasks seamlessly.
  • A resilient, eager-to-learn disposition, thriving under pressure and deadlines.

The Role:

As an Assistant Buyer, you’ll play a pivotal role in our client's Homewares team, working under the guidance of the Senior Homewares Buyer. A truly supportive leader, your personal and professional development will be championed, with the opportunity to grow and manage a larger area independently over time.

From domestic textiles to hard goods and toiletries, you’ll be responsible for ensuring a diverse product range, tailored to our client’s customer base, managing the critical path from concept to product launch.

The Company:

Our client operates across distinguished brands, reaching audiences in the UK and Europe with their captivating homeware, fashion, jewellery and toiletries selections. Committed to sustainability and excellence, they foster an environment where creativity thrives, and every team member's contribution is celebrated.

The role offers a competitive salary, a supportive on-the-job training environment, and a hybrid working policy, (home working 2 days a week), making it an ideal setting for ambitious individuals eager to make their mark in the buying world. A driving licence and access to your own transport is essential due to the rural location.

How to apply:

If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge, please apply now! For more details, please reach out to Niche Recruitment.

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