Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Plymouth, Devon
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 205334_1552390398
Contact Name: Xavier Ayling-Brasnell
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 12, 2019 11:33

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. This is a full time position working in a friendly modern office which is easy to get to on public transport but also has on-site parking.

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 the Acorn Plymouth office to discuss further.