Buyer Assistant

Posted 8 August by Clark James Recruitment

Buyer Assistant

My client is the South West’s leading Discount Retail and Leisure Group with its head office in Cornwall and four large retail sites in Devon, Cornwall and Wales.

Due to business demand my client is looking to recruit a buyer assistant to join their team based at head office.

As buyer assistant your role will involve supporting the buyer in all admin operation; including assisting in the delivery of commercial and balanced ranges, to fit my client’s ethos of discount retailing across their four stores.

If you enjoy working in a challenging, competitive environment this position could be for you. The role is rewarded by a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous staff discount and pension scheme.

As a Buyer Assistant you will be responsible for:

  • Ownership of ranges
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Negotiation
  • Promotional programs
  • Working with the merchandising team
  • Competitor analysis
  • Sales reports
  • Supplier management

The ideal candidate for the role of Buyer Assistant will:

  • Educated to A Level standard
  • Have experience in a buying office
  • Have ambition to progress and develop the category
  • Have experience in a technological category
  • Have excellent organisational, communication, interpersonal & numeracy skills
  • The ability to prioritise in order to meet set deadlines
  • Have excellent computer and telephone skills

In return, my client offers a competitive salary package and for the right candidate, displaying the necessary commercial skills, the opportunity to progress to a full Buyer role.


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The information contained in our advert including any salary or on target earnings information is given in good faith and Clark James Ltd uses all reasonable efforts to ensure that it is accurate. However, Clark James Ltd gives no representation or warranty in respect of such information and all such representations and warranties, whether express or implied, are excluded. No liability is accepted by Clark James Ltd for any loss or damage which may arise out of any person relying on or using any information within this advert.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Merchandising
  • Negotiation
  • Procurement
  • Ranges

Reference: 35824806

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