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Buying Assistant

£21000 - £24000

Buying and Merchandising

South West

Retail

Permanent

15142/001_1583513043

Job Description

Buying Assistant - Hertford - Up to £24k

Are you a recent buying graduate OR a BAA looking for more progression and autonomy?

Are you looking for a head office retail career in buying?

Our client is growing their buying team now looking for talented graduates or BAAs who are collaborative and innovative to join their team. With continued growth planned for the new financial year an opportunity has arisen for an Buying Assistant to join the business to work within their head office.

What does this Buying Assistant role involve?

  • As Buying Assistant you will be responsible for supporting the buying and merchandising teams in day to day running of the department

  • Regular competitive analysis of trends and offers across the high street

  • Working closely with the senior 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

  • Responsible for all relevant administration for the department

What do I need to be successful in this role as Buying Assistant?

  • Have a buying, merchandising or business management related degree

  • Experience in dealing with administration

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

  • Able to build effective relationships across all levels within an organisation

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

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including IT proficiency (Excel especially)

So if you are a motivated and confident graduate or buyers admin assistant looking for a career in retail buying, apply now!

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