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Assistant Buyer - Home

Job Title: Assistant Buyer - Home
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Midlands,
Salary: £24500 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q96760
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 23, 2014 15:06

Job Description

My client is one of the UK's most successful multi-channel retailers, that currently have an exciting opportunity for a talented Assistant Buyer to join their Homewares division.

You must have previous or current Homewares buying experience ideally within kitchen, dinning or Home accessories /fragrances. Alongside this you must have experience of sourcing and developing your own range & you will have excellent commercial awareness and a passion for everything home!

Key responsibilities will also include:

  • Planning, sourcing and developing a commercial successful range.
  • Negotiating cost prices and delivery dates.
  • Approving lab-dips, bulk, production and shipment samples.
  • Ensuring that all samples meets the brands high standards.
  • Completing regular competitor shops and market research. Making suggestions for new products and developments.
  • Attending and presenting in range reviews and trade meetings.
  • Actively managing and training junior members of the department.

You must have the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience at Assistant Buyer level with a leading retailer.
  • Demonstrable experience working within homewares - kitchen, dinning or Home accessories /fragrances .
  • Be enthusiastic and proactive in your approach.
  • Have excellent numerical skills
  • Have strong communication and negotiation skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market-leading retailer going from strength to strength! If you do fit the criteria & you are looking for a new challenge; please apply now quoting the reference Q96760.

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.