Niche Recruitment

Digital & Marketing

Posted on 19th June 2018

Buying Assistant

Wallingford, Oxfordshire | £20000 - £22000 per annum

Buying | PC Skills | Communication | Analysis | Critical Path | Supplier Management


MID SEPTEMBER START - Niche Recruitment are pleased to be looking to fill 2 Buying Assistant roles for their lovely Oxfordshire based client. One Permanent role and one Maternity contract, this is a great opportunity for a fashion or retail graduate with some previous experience or if you're looking to get started in a career in Buying. The Buying Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Buyer in terms of Sample management & organisation
  • Writing detailed and accurate Product Descriptions for web and catalogue
  • Maintaining range performance awareness and keeping sales reports up to date
  • Supplier liaison regarding deliveries and product specification, keeping to the critical path
  • Organising Buyer movements and arranging for accommodation when required

To be considered for the role as Buying Assistant, you must have the following skills and experience:

  • A fashion/retail-based degree or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically Excel)
  • Administrative experience obtained in a similar role or internship
  • The ability to build relationships and communicate with several suppliers, national and international
  • Analytically minded supporting range planning and performance

The role itself…

Reporting to the Buyer, the Buying Assistant will be responsible for helping deliver a range of products with a profit driven focus. You will have strong communication skills and be confident talking to different suppliers to help ensure production and delivery deadlines are met on time and to budget. You will need a creative nature with a keen eye for detail when it comes to writing product descriptions and be computer literate for uploading to the website.

What the company is like…

Working for a multi-channel retail South East Oxfordshire based brand, who specialise in Womenswear, Menswear, Accessories and Homewares, the Buying Assistant will have the opportunity to get their teeth into a varied role where no two days are the same. A driving licence and access to your own transport is essential due to the rural location.

How do you apply…?

Whether you're looking for a permanent role, or a maternity cover contract, get in touch with Hannah at Niche Recruitment today to chat about why you would be perfect for the role!

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