Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 205334_1547024038
Contact Name: Xavier Ayling-Brasnell
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2019 08:53

Job Description

Assistant Buyer required for our expanding client on the outskirts of Plymouth, we are seeking a dynamic Assistant buyer on a temporary to permanent basis, competitive salary depending on experience.

The role will involve Developing relationships with new and existing Suppliers whilst ensuring maximum value and efficiency for the business.


· Assist the Buyer with proactive continuous product sourcing

· Responsible for negotiation of terms and conditions with assigned Suppliers

· Manage and maintain daily correspondence of assigned Suppliers

· Achieve margin and product sell through targets · Maintain and develop excellent supplier relationships

· Ensure right mix of product and maintain awareness of competitors position and market share

· Assist the Buyer in all aspects of the buying process through from attending buying appointments with the Buyer to UK & foreign travel where necessary . Placing of orders,attending ad-hoc buying appointments in the Buyers absence to gather product information for review.

Essential Skills & Requirements:

· Graduate or equivalent

· Previous buying experience in a retail environment

· Proven commercial experience of trading in a fast paced and reactive environment

· Good judgement and decision making skills

· Numerate with strong analytical and computer skills

· Ability to commit to foreign travel as required

· Discreet, professional and with excellent communication skills

· Keen eye for details

· Pro-active and able to show initiative

If you are the right person for this role please click apply now or call Acorn on 01752 265500 to discuss further.