Buying Assistant

Backline Commercial
10th April 2019
Job Type
Salary / Pay
Salary Dependant on Experience
Job Reference


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.






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:  or call our office on 01752 337800

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