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Buying Assistant

Location: PETERBOROUGH, CAMBRIDGESHIRE Salary: 8.21 - 9.23 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Retail Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 8 months ago Reference: 3078292

Are you eager to learn, driven and have the ability to take on additional duties when required?

Do you have strong communication and administration skills with the ability to work as a team and own initiative?

If so REED would like to speak to you ASAP!

A Buying Assistant is required to join our client's busy, fast paced team on a temporary to permanent basis starting immediately. The role will require you to take on additional duties that would be required also of an Assistant Buyer.

The purpose of the role is to fully support the day-to-day duties of the Buyer/Assistant Buyer within a fast paced, administration focused environment.

Your duties will include but not be limited to the following:

• Provide product information, analysis, amendments/deviations to the attention of the Buyer/Assistant buyer.
• Set up new suppliers and products in a timely manner.
• Acting as a key line of communication with all suppliers, liaising upon day-to-day issues, product and marketing information.
• Being responsible for all sample coordination ensuring all appropriate procedures are followed.
• Develop a thorough market knowledge from product ranges to competitive environment including pricing information.
• Maintain and develop appropriate systems for effective running and performance of the area.
• Assist in resolving all issues and with internal and external suppliers.
• Provide excellent communication within the buying and merchandise teams and with other internal teams where appropriate.

Candidate Requirements:

• Ability to negotiate and influence.
• Good analytical skills.
• Proactive worker with the ability to be working alongside and meeting deadlines.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Excellent organisation skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and focus on issues.

If you are immediately available and have the skills the client is looking for please apply now or for more information contact Lauren Brown @ REED on 01733 295880 or 

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