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Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95663
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.26101.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: June 09, 2014 14:41

Job Description

A leading UK high street retailer is currenlty seeking to add to it's team a creative and forward thinking Assistant Buyer across either Beauty Accessories or Home Accessories. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer with experience in either of these product categories who is looking for a new challenge and to increase their skills and experience. As Assistant Buyer, your responsibilities will include: * Assisting the buyer in sourcing, planning and developing commercial and creative ranges. * Building and maintaining relationships with existing suppliers as well as sourcing new suppliers. * Understanding the range and being able to predict seasonal best sellers, core lines and future trends. * Competitor research and detailed trends reports and market analysis. * Continually reviewing brand performance and sell through rates, against the Buying plan and monitoring market activity. * Approving pre-production, production and shipment samples. * Attending and leading QA sessions alongside the technologist. To be successful, you will: * Have buying experience of either Home or Beauty Accessories from another leading UK high street retailer. * Be confident managing and developing your own range. * Be passionate about product and have high attention to detail. * Have an excellent knowledge of colours and trends. * Excellent communication skills. This is the perfect role for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer looking for their next challenge - this will be a rewarding opportunity as you will play a key role in the department, and have excellent opportunities for training and career progression. If you think you have the relevant skills and experience why not apply now. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.