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Buying Assistant

£20000 - £21000

Buying and Merchandising

West Midlands




Job Description

Buying Assistant (9 month FTC) - Coventry - up to £21k

This a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven individual to progress their career within retail buying. Our clients is a market leading retailer with growth ambitions and a passion for providing high quality products and service to their customers. This is a great opportunity for a Buying Assistant who is passionate about providing an enticing product range for customers whilst maintaining commercial ambitions.

So what does this Buying Assistant role involve?

  • Working closely with the buyer you will be managing products through set up, compliance and into the business.

  • Maintaining accurate range information enabling the team to make effective commercial decisions.

  • Be involved with the set-up of new suppliers, ensuring all paperwork is filled in and returned in a timely manner

  • Responsibility for sample management from initial sample through to approval for shipment.

  • Maintaining and building relationships with suppliers and colleagues.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

  • Be an effective communicator, with an ability to deal diplomatically at all levels, both internally and externally

  • Have excellent planning and organisational skills to ensure deadlines are met

  • Ability to demonstrate a creative innovative approach to problem solving

  • Capable of working unsupervised and able to use own initiative

  • Can multi task and is happy to be challenged by a fast pace role with a high interruption level

  • Have strong numerical skills, ability to work accurately with data

  • Experience of working with Outlook and Microsoft Excel


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