Buying Assistant


Backline Commercial
Published
10th April 2019
Location
Plymouth
Category
Retail  
Job Type
Salary / Pay
Salary Dependant on Experience
Job Reference
AssistBuyerPlym1

Description

Our client is a Sunday Times Top Track 100 company and one of the UK 's fastest growing privately owned companies.

 

As a result of their expansion plans and continued ongoing success they are seeking a dynamic Buying Assistant, to be based at their Head Office in Plymouth.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

 

You will be required to:

 

 

  • Support the Senior Buying team to drive sales, maximize profit and achieve stock and sales targets.

 

  • Assist in sourcing, listing, managing and developing product ranges and promotional offers.

 

  • Liaise with suppliers to manage ranges and maintain the product file.

 

  • Monitor competitor activity.

 

  • Research, compile and interpret data to formulate strategies as required.

 

  • Ensure all relevant administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescales.

 

  • Produce regular information for, liaise with and provide support for stores.

 

  • Attend supplier meetings, showrooms and trade shows upon progression.

 

 

 

Essential & Preferred Skills & Requirements:

 

 

  • A degree is preferred but not essential.

 

  • You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and an interest in retail.

 

  • Excellent commercial understanding and communication skills are a priority.

 

  • You will be committed and confident with strong administrative, organisational and prioritisation skills.

 

  • You will be comfortable working both individually and with a team.

 

  • You will have proficient written, numerical/analytical and PC skills, particularly Excel and a sound understanding of Online processes.

 

Salary depending on experience.

 

Please apply with your most recent CV to: staffing@backlinelogistics.co.uk  or call our office on 01752 337800

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