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Assistant Buyer - Home Accessories

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Home Accessories
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95886
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: KAF.32109.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 22, 2014 12:22

Job Description

A leading UK high street retailer is currently seeking to add to it's team a creative and forward thinking Assistant Buyer on Home Accessories (vases, frames, candle holders, collectibles etc.). This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Assistant Buyer or Junior Buyer with experience with a background in homewares (hardlines rather than textiles), to join a company going from strength to strength. 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 ones. * 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 lab-dips, production and shipment samples. * Attending and leading QA sessions alongside the technologist. To be successful, you will: * Have buying experience at Assistant Buyer level from a leading leading retailer. You must have experience of buying homewares product, preferably hardlines such as; vases, frames, collectibles, gifting, candle holders etc. * Be confident managing and developing your own ranges. * Be passionate about product and have high attention to detail. * Have an excellent knowledge of colours and trends. * Have excellent communication skills and be able to work cross-functionally as well as with colleagues of all levels. 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, apply today. 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.