£9.50 to £9.50 PH Temporary

One of our leading Derbyshire distributors are looking to recruit an additional Assistant Buyer to join their team.

Key aspects of the role are:

  • Market knowledge: analyze consumer buying patterns, competitor activities
  • Manage a critical path to ensure deadlines are achieved.
  • Numbers: analyze, forecast and plan with the Buyer to ensure the most profitable range is implemented.
  • Vendor Management: liaising with suppliers abroad on a regular basis via Skype, telephone and email. Support the Buyer in creating a ‘Vendor/Factory Strategy’.
  • Negotiation: liaising with vendors to agree the most commercial cost price, and where necessary engineering product into a price point.
  • Management: Effectively manage own workload and motivate your fellow Buying team on a day to day basis ensuring they are empowered and working effectively within their roles.
  • Design: have a clear idea of the key trends coming through and be able to translate them into product.

Key Skills

  • Experience of working with and liaising with factories
  • Product development ensuring they are all “retail ready”
  • Range building and category management.
  • Critical path management (managing multiple projects at any one time.)
  • Exceptional Team management / leadership skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • Analytical and costing skills, within sales and margin.
  • Continual trend analysis translated into our products.
  • Work exceptionally well under pressure within face paced environment
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent judgement, decision making and negotiation skills
  • Proactive attitude
  • Self-motivated, and able to work efficiently alone as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Computer literacy is essential, with knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Methodical and accurate approach
  • Excellent organization and communication skills

Hours and Benefits:

  • The role is full time Monday to Friday – temporary ongoing
  • £11.50 p.h whilst temp – weekly pay, pension contribution and HP.
  • Company parking and canteen facilities


Please apply to – applications will be looked at and a telephone / video call will be conducted if suitable.

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