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Buying Assistant - Homeware & Gifts


Posted on May 4, 2021 by CV-Library

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Retail Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

The purpose of the role is to assist the Buyer and Assistant Buyer in all aspects of administration within the Department. Client Details An exciting opportunity for a Buying Assistant to join the Home & Gifts team of a leading Yorkshire trend lead retailer who have gone through digitalisation. The business has a low turnover of staff therefore this is a great opportunity to join a retailer which offers benefits include generous holiday (including bank holidays), Stake holder pension scheme, generous staff sales discount, flexible benefits and subsidised car parking/travel. Description Maintain an effective administration system that will control all evaluation, photographic and, if required, sealed samples. Input and maintain an effective and accurate merchandise file to EKR and matrix systems. In the absence of the Assistant Buyer, ensure departmental and inter-departmental communication is maintained. Ensure all aspects of departmental administration are maintained to a high standard including minute taking during meetings Housekeeping of department Co-ordinate the despatch and collection/re-storing of samples for shoots and PR, chasing where necessary. Ensure all samples can be assessed in the absence of the AB. Responsible for the management and tracking of all samples, liaising with suppliers in requesting/returning samples and organising the sending of samples for PR purposes. To support the selection of the product range under the guidance of the Assistant Buyer which maximises sale opportunities and anticipates and exceeds customer needs. Prepare samples appropriately for meetings Assist the Assistant Buyer in compiling the product brief and in range selection throughout each season. Set-up, manage and follow through all buying administration systems and procedures to ensure product availability and on-time delivery. Prepare and approve, with support, lab dips/strike offs and handlooms. Update suppliers of approvals and update the team on any issues which will affect product intake Maintain/establish the department filing system with supportProfile Skills you will require for this role are:- Excellent keyboard skills MS office, especially EXCEL Knowledge and experience of using EKR and matrix is desirable Professional telephone manner Flexible and positive attitude and approach to work Excellent organisational skills Ability to prioritise effectively whilst working at pace Excellent grammar and spellingJob Offer Benefits include generous holiday (including bank holidays) the option to join BUPA/Medicash. A stake holder pension scheme, flexible benefits, generous staff sales discount. Discounted Parking Close to transport links Leading retailer in Yorkshire Buying Assistant - Homeware & Gifts Buying Assistant - Homeware & Gifts Buying Assistant - Homeware & Gifts

Reference: 213674845

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