Buying Assistant jobs in Salford, United Kingdom



Job Description:
My client is looking for a Buying Assistant to join their growing team. The role will be based just outside central Manchester. This is an ideal role for a graduate looking for their first step into a Buying role or an existing Buying Assistant wanting to work for a business with progression opportunities.
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
* Managing all stages of critical path including sample sealing, packaging, instruction & label approvals
* Sample management i.e. development, quality, pre-production, shipment and photo shoot samples. Maintaining organised sample storage system
* Carry out competitor analysis. Support the commercial team with market updates and obtaining samples where necessary.
* Liaising with suppliers daily to monitor the production and the shipment schedule. Ensuring they have everything they need to ship on time.
* Responsible for updating and maintaining data in range plans and systems as appropriate
* Support marketing with item creation, product attributes
* Engaging with internal departments on range developments and launches.
* Supporting the Commercial team with ad-hoc activities as required.
* Understanding of the customer, competitors and the product and help support with range selection decisions
* Maintain the new product development critical path to ensure product launches on time
* Ensure samples are requested on time for new product photography
* Engage with stores and digital on new product launches by providing engagement training packs
* Complete competitor comp shops and become an expert in market knowledge
* Support the business on product queries
* Develop a strong understanding of the systems and recommend ways to improve
* Build and maintain a strong relationship with suppliers and customers
Capabilities Required
* Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
* Effective negotiation skills
* Strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently.
* Critical path workflow and management skills
* A “right first time” attitude
* Enthusiasm for the Buying role and determination even when faced with setbacks.
* Ability to work in a timely manner, prioritize tasks and communicate to the department.
* Good attention to detail and accuracy of work/data input
My client is a small growing business based just outside the central of Manchester. They have significant plans for the future – so it is an incredibly exciting time to join to gain lots of varied experience in a commercial role. The role will be office-based.
£21,000 – £23,000 DOE

Job Reference:

£21000 – £23000/annum Depending on Experience

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