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Buying Assistant

Posted 8 days ago by Acorn
Location Plymouth, Devon Job Type Temporary
Salary Negotiable Sector Retail

A Buying Assistant is required for a temporary to permanent position based on the outskirts of the city. This is a full time position working in friendly modern office, with a competitive salary.

As a Buying Assistant you will be required to:

· Support the Senior Buying team to drive sales, maximise profit and achieve stock and sales targets.

· Assist in sourcing, listing, 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.

· Ensure all relevant administrative, financial and system procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescales.

· Produce regular information for, liaise with and provide support for stores.

· Attend supplier meetings, showrooms and trade shows upon progression.

Essential & Preferred Skills & Requirements:

· A degree is preferred but not essential.

· You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of and an interest in retail.

· Excellent commercial 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 proficient written, numerical/analytical and PC skills, particularly Excel and a sound understanding of Online processes

If you are the right candidate for this position please click apply now or call the Plymouth Acorn office to discuss further. .