A long-standing North West retailer with a number of Buying Administrators to join their successful teams.
Your new company
A long-standing North West based retailer who serve an incredibly large and diverse range of customers and sell a mixture of Fashion and Non-Fashion products. Due to internal promotions, they now have the opportunity for a number of Buying Admin Assistants to join their successful teams.
Your new role
You will be assisting the buying team to produce successful commercial ranges. You will do this by providing accurate data, excellent sample management and commercial awareness. Part of your role will involve competitor shopping, either in store or online, to benchmark the company’s range and that of their competitors, identifying any in seasonal promotions, product opportunities, or new brands. During range reviews, you will collect and provide data on the performance of the range to present back to buyer to help support the buyer in range sign off. Sample management will feature heavily in your day, you will manage the outgoing and incoming post, and ensuring samples are posted and arrive on time to ensure the critical path is not delayed. An understanding of the critical path will be beneficial here as you will be monitoring this and moving product through it when samples are processed and approvals are made. You will work with many departments throughout this company such as QA, Design, Merchandising and Marketing.
What you’ll need to succeed
This role is the entry-level stage of a career in Buying, so you don’t need to know everything – but it would be best if you had studied a Business, Buying or Retail related degree so you have a good foundation of knowledge to build upon – such as a basic understanding of the Buying Cycle and the Critical Path. You should be able to manage your own time and workload as there may be conflicting priorities you will have to manage during your day. You’ll be working with suppliers and external and internal stakeholders so good communication skills are very important.
What you’ll get in return
You will receive a basic salary and work in a sociable environment with like-minded individuals with opportunity to learn, grow and progress within the company. This business has an excellent training/learning structure to help you develop.
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.