Assistant Buyer – Career Opportunity

Assistant Buyer required by Home and Leisure Products Importer based in Rochdale. Salary negotiable depending on skills and experience. Excellent career opportunity for the right candidate to progress through the company. Experience in a previous buying role is not essential, however the successful candidate will have a minimum of 18 months’ experience in a sales /retail / customer service environment or similar. Or you may be a Buying Administrator looking to take that next step on your career. Full training provided.
With over 50 years’ experience as Homeware Importers, we are a well-established importer of home and leisure consumer products. Due to recent expansion, we now have a fantastic opportunity for a talented and motivated Assistant Buyer to join our dynamic Buying team. Working alongside and assisting the Buyer, the role will contribute to the sourcing and buying of new and unique products whilst staying up to date with trends and analysing trading reports
-Create new products and maintain data integrity on in-house system.
-Calculate landed costs and compare pricing and product from multiple suppliers.
-Raise and manage Purchase Orders.
-Producing ad hoc reports and gathering information.
-Monitoring stock levels, shelf-life and rate of sale.
-Review and maintain the Critical Path.
-Manage the Sample process.
-Research the market and apply your knowledge in the development of new products.
-Ensure the Pricing process is completed efficiently and accurately.
-Carry out the accurate filing and maintenance of all required records.
-Attend, and take comprehensive and detailed meeting notes and actions. 

Key Skills Required:
-Analytical and numerate with a high degree of accuracy and a high level of attention to detail.
-Excellent communication skills for working both internally and externally.
-PC literate on Excel & Microsoft Office.
-Motivated and methodical with the ability to multi-task and prioritise your own work load
-Able to challenge and influence others.
-Commercially aware. 

Apply Now with your CV and a Covering Note outlining what attributes you will bring to our company. We look forward to hearing from you.

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