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Assistant Buyer - Softlines

Posted 31 January by Pure 4 Recruitment Limited Featured Ended

My client is looking to recruit an Assistant Buyer (Softlines) for their ever growing team.

The role of Assistant Buyer will be to support the category Buying team in a range of administration and practical tasks and to assist them in ensuring the availability of a range of products, product samples and presentation materials which will facilitate the sales team in maximising category sales.

Key Responsibilities

  • To input and maintain data for line lists by franchise on a daily basis chasing factories for information to complete line list data as necessary
  • To work closely with the softlines product technologist to establish clear specification information stating all fabric compositions/weights and performance standards for all new products and input onto a standard template
  • To issue specification data to suppliers requesting quotes as directed
  • To continually assess the product ranges of key competitors/customers and maintain the departmental benchmarking document for core ranges in addition to presenting to the team new directions as appropriate
  • To ensure up to date samples or quality mock up boards are provided for Showroom display of current products within the category
  • To ensure the availability of up to date samples, new samples and prototypes or quality mock ups for Trade Shows within the category
  • To ensure the most updated sales presenters which best reflect the category product ranges are available on the shared drive to aid the sales process
  • Liaise with factories on a regular basis regarding outstanding samples, labdips, strike offs and trims implementing the overall order tracker to prioritise daily chase list to ensure requirements are met within required timescales.
  • To provide cover and/or support for other Assistant Buyers and Buying Administrators as required ensuring urgent requirements are met from within the Admin and support team
  • On an ongoing basis to check the workflow viewer and task viewer ensuring all administration support requests are met to meet business need.
  • To carry out any other duties as may reasonable be required

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience needed

  • Good standard of general education with GCSE Grade A-C in English & Mathematics
  • Well-developed MS Office skills with proficiency in Excel
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Organised approach with the ability to balance competing priorities
  • Flexible approach and 'can do’ attitude

Ideal Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Previous experience within a manufacturer/wholesale or retail background within the accessories/apparel category
  • Knowledge of the licensing industry
  • Previous experience of using Navision or similar ERP system

Only relevant candidates will be contacted

Required skills

  • Bags
  • Buying
  • Category
  • Fashion Buying
  • Fashion Design

Reference: 34362766

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