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Buying Assistant

Location:
Syston
Hours Per Week:
40
Job Description
Would you like to take your first step in to a career in Buying?
 
We are currently recruiting for a Buying Assistant to provide efficient and effective administrative support to our Buying team.

Working closely with the Buyer’s you will ensure the smooth running of all administrative related tasks for the product area. The ideal candidate will be methodical in their approach will have a keen eye for detail, a passion for our product and be willing to take a hand’s on approach.
 
Responsibilities include:
  • Acting as a first point of contact for callers to the department and taking action as appropriate
  • Ensuring all relevant procedures are followed and appropriate paperwork completed in relation to products
  • Accurately inputting data for promo submissions, promo schedules, bulletin and other admin
  • Producing key sales reports for Junior Buyer's and above
  • Calculating costs on Far East imports and completing landed cost sheets
  • Responsible for samples, calculating costs, tidying, organising and communicating  target costs/product changes/orders/briefing artwork to suppliers
  • Liaising with suppliers to collect data to enable new lines to be set up .
  • Completing a weekly bulletin entry
  • Maintaining promo schedules and key dates
  • Completing regular comp shops
  • Running weekly sales reports
  • Any other general tasks such as photocopying and data entry
  • Delivering accurate information in a timely manner
  • Organising and working to deadlines
 
Qualifications
 
The ideal candidate will have:
 
  • Good PC skills including Word and Excel
  • General knowledge or interest in textiles or home ware products is preferable
  • Confident communicating via email and telephone literate and numerate
  • Ability to use your own initiative and work with little supervision
  • Ideally have some retail experience
  •  
    This is a fantastic role within a dynamic department and is an excellent career opportunity for anyone looking to enter the world of Buying.
    Benefits
     
    • Competitive salary
    • Staff discount (off sale items too) and sample sales
    • Birthday paid day of
    • Charity paid day off
    • House moving day - paid day off
    • Share save scheme
    • Peoples pension
    • Gym discount
    • Cycle to work scheme 
    • Mobile phone discount
    • Childcare vouchers 
    • Plus many more from restaurant, cinema, hotel discounts and discounts on fashion retailers!