Buying Assistant

Undisclosed Company
Plymouth, Devon
£7.20 - £8 per hour
18 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type

My client is a very successful retail company that is currently in a period of expansion due to their continuous success and ambitious plans for the future. Starting from a modest background of a market stall, they are now taking over the country with their mid-price point home wares and furnishings and establishing themselves as the ideal one stop shop for customers wanting to make their house a home.

The main duties will include, but are not limited too;

*Support the Senior Buying team to drive sales, maximise profit and achieve stock and sales targets.
*Assist in sourcing, 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.
*Complete all administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within confirmed timescales.
*Produce regular information for, liaise with and provide support for stores.
*Attend supplier meetings, showrooms and trade shows upon progression.

The Ideal Candidate

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and an interest in retail. Excellent 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 excellent written, numerical/analytical and computer skills, particularly Excel and a good understanding of Online processes.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Plymouth branch and ask for Laura Meadows or Cerys Piper!

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