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Buying and Merchandising Assistant

Posted 4 August 2017 by The One Group Ended

Buying and Merchandising Assistant

I am currently recruiting for a Buying and Merchandising Assistant for a Permanent role in Peterborough.

Key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to;

•To act as a key line of communication with all suppliers, liaising upon day-to-day issues, product, and marketing information.

•Develop a thorough knowledge of both markets, product ranges and the competitive environment including pricing information

•To set up new suppliers and products and maintain all product and order related information in a timely manner.

•To provide effective communication within the Buying and Merchandise teams and with other teams as appropriate, e.g. Quality Control, Warehouse and Production.

•To assist in resolving all issues with both internal departments and external suppliers as necessary and required by the Buyer

•To prepare, distribute and check all internal and external documents ensuring that specifications, terms and conditions, contracts and return forms

•Bringing all amendments/deviations to the attention of the Buyer/Merchandiser.

•Develop and maintain appropriate systems (reports/files/spreadsheets) for the effective running and performance of the area.

•To work closely with the Buyer/Assistant Buyer or independently on supplier and other ad-hoc initiatives accurately producing appropriate paperwork.

•Provide requested product information and analysis as requested by the Assistant Buyer and Buyer.

•To be responsible for all sample coordination ensuring all appropriate procedures are followed.

Person Specification:

•Graduate calibre
•Highly numerate with strong analytical skills.
•Enquiring and logical to deliver practical solutions.
•Strong attention to detail.
•High PC Literacy.
•Strong communication skills both written and verbal.

Work Style

•Plan, prioritise and focus on the issues.
•High level of merchandising, supply and inventory process knowledge.
•Self starter and able to work to exacting project deadlines.

The ONE Group - With offices in Northampton, Peterborough and Cambridge - our recruitment divisions include; Accountancy, Executive, HR, IT, Office, technical and Executive recruitment. The ONE Group are the largest independent recruitment businesses across, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.

Our recruitment experts provide specialist consultancy staffing services to some of the leading household brands across the Midlands and East of England. We pride ourselves in adding value to any recruitment experience.

The foundation of our success comes from our high level of customer service, expert knowledge of the local marketplace and our understanding of the significant value people can add to the workplace.

This is recruitment as it should be.

Reference: 33000791

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