Assistant Buyer – Gifts & Accessories

Assistant Buyer – Gifts & Accessories

Ref: JO-2203-109980 | £26500 - £32000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits | Location:Northwood, London, England | Added:22/07/22

Quest Search & Selection are proud to partner a global £billion fashion, accessories and gifting retail business with stores in UK, Europe & USA.

This role is to lead and assist the buying process to help maximise sales & profitability for the particular category. This is a 12 month contract, so it would be suited to someone who is immmediately available or available within in 1 month.

Duties & Responsibilities for this Assistant Buyer –

  • Assist the Buyer with the sourcing, development and selection of product in line with strategy and plan.
  • Review sales and product performance and initiate proposals to drive sales and improve profitability.
  • Prepare product and supporting information for product sign offs
  • Build & maintain professional working relationships with suppliers
  • Supervise workload and assist with the training and development of the BAA
  • Ensure all tasks are carried out in line with the department critical path.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of trading standards and copyright legislation to ensure all aspects of product sourcing and development are legally compliant

To be successful in this Assistant Buyer –

  • 2 years + experience within a Assistant Buying , Buying Admin Assistant level.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of the buying process for both development (sourcing in Asia & Europe) and branded buying
  • The business is open to product categories but ideally fits within a Jewellery, Accessories, Toys, Homewares, Footwear or Bags/Luggage.
  • Strong organisational skills with proven ability to prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Good numerical and analytical skills

The benefits of this Assistant Buyer level –

  • This business is a true global brand that offers the opportunity for growth and progression.
  • Bonus potential 5-8 %
  • generous staff discount
  • 5% + pension
  • holidays
  • Hybrid working only 2/3 days average in office
  • Career plan and path from day 1

If this opportunity sounds like you and you feel you have the experience, interpersonal skills and love for numbers! Then please apply quoting the reference JO-2203-109980.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.
Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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