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Buyers Assistant - Administrator

Posted 7 February by Simple Easy Apply Ended
Our client based in Bath are looking for a Buyer's Assistant to join their team to provide support to the Buyer, Buying Team and Company, enabling all processes to operate effectively.

Key areas of responsibility:

*Product Selection. Prepare products & product information for selection meetings and range review. Help Prepare Boards for pagination as required. Follow up any enquiries from these meetings. Attend supplier meetings if required. Help produce information packs for range review. Attend trade shows if required and raise MCF's & PCF's as and when needed.
*Samples. Request samples, and liaise with the production department regarding the production schedule. Return samples to suppliers (where applicable), and manage the sample room.
*Copy Brief. Prepare information for the brief sheets (price, code, size, materials, offers & supplier back up info etc), collate & copy brief sheets and prepare samples. Follow up queries and missing information.
*Production incl. Artwork. Follow up queries/ missing information. Check all codes, prices, colours and products are correct on artwork. Raise and circulate MCF's as and when needed during the season.
*Supplier Admin. Prepare accurately & distribute contracts to suppliers, and ensure all are signed and returned prior to season. Update supplier database when needed. Follow-up contact with suppliers - sending terms of trading, requesting samples and setting up meetings, sending and chasing return of carry forward letters pre-season.
*Maintain supplier contribution on a seasonal basis and compile ongoing spreadsheet of information including cost savings.
*Range Performance. Run various reports from the Business Objects Database as and when needed, detailing range performance.
*General Admin. Action CRM queries as they arise. Maintaining files including results, guard files, brief sheets. Action IST's as required and obtain landed costs as and when.
*Office Support. General office support needed including help in answering office door, distribute incoming and prepare outgoing post when needed. Organise team lunches as required and any other actions that may arise.

Essential skills and key competencies:

*Excellent organisational skills
*Ability to prioritise
*Good analytical skills
*Ability to work accurately and to deadlines
*Good team player
*Effective communication skills
*Numeracy

Personal requirements:

*GCSE's. A Level or NVQ.
*3 years' experience in an admin role in an office environment
*Strong PC skills to include Word - formatting, mail merges, Excel - formatting, formulas, "level 3" or intermediate to advanced level.

Hours: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am - 4.30pm Friday. 40-minute lunch break.

24 days paid holiday per annum.

Should this role be of interest to you, please send us a copy of your CV or call Bee on

Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency where this vacancy is concerned.

Reference: 34417276

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