Assistant Buyer (Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap, Calendars & Diaries)
Work alongside and support your Buyer to facilitate an enhanced understanding around Greeting Cards, Gift Wrap, Calendars & Diaries.
To assist the Buyer in building a diverse, interesting and distinct product offer that is in line with the strategy that will maximise sales and margin while improving stock holding.
Range planning product categories, working closely with the Buyer to build a commercial product offer.
Maintaining the critical path and range plan documents accurately.
Comp shops and research to help source new brands and products in line with the RP strategy.
Working closely with the Buyer to plan & place orders ensuring all stock arrives into the business and launches as planned.
Managing existing brands and range through analysis of performance, suggesting actions to the Buyer when necessary.
Liaising with suppliers on a daily basis, attending key meetings alongside the Buyer.
Effective communication with retail teams, particularly with regard to new season launches and product training.
Working closely with retail to build planograms and comms that ensure product placement optimises the look and performance of product in stores.