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Trading Administrator

Trading Administrator

Posted 11 June by Ryman
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We never underestimate how essential our colleagues are to keeping our business moving and growing. We are looking for people who are passionate about our products. You are what makes Ryman, and in return we do everything we can to make it a great place to work.

The Job: Trading Administrator


All the teams in Ryman, in our stores and in our Retail Support Centre, demonstrate how passionate about retail we are, by putting our customers first and sharing the vision to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do. We deliver results with energy, enthusiasm and passion. We are all resilient, innovative and adaptable team players.


Job Purpose

  • To support the senior buyer / merchandiser in the day to day administrational duties ensuring tasks outlined below are completed to deadlines efficiently and accurately.


Category Admin

  • Day to day administration and assisting the smooth running of the category

  • Chasing internal and external stakeholders for information

  • Support Senior Buyer / Merchandiser in delivering agreed budgets

  • Competitor shop both in store and online

  • Dealing with store queries

  • Assisting in the building of ranges at the merchandising centre for sign off

  • Assisting with promotional admin, price amendments and price discrepancies.

  • Raising SOA forms / supplier funding administration

  • Any other activities as outlined by the Merchandiser/buying team.

New Products

  • Full end to end responsibility for the setting up of all new product information into Navision and Magento (or equivalent website system) within the relevant categories across all B2C, B2B website & store stocked product lines.

  • Raising new supplier and new product line forms (NLF) and working with suppliers to ensure they are received timely, are accurate and all data is complete.

  • Writing detailed product descriptions and features and benefits maintaining brand consistency & accuracy for all channels including websites, POS and marketing materials.

  • Ensure that each product has a detailed description/review, image, video and key features. The description and key features should reflect the type of product and information relevant to the customer and to distinguish it from the other products in the category. The product descriptions should follow a consistent format, tone of voice and include any attributes not specified in the main attributes set. They should also adhere to the SEO guidelines and include relevant keywords and meta data for each product

  • Sourcing of all product, image & video data from suppliers to ensure setups and product content & photography is accurate & saving/upload of all images/video.

  • Chase up any missing information and images with suppliers.

  • Ensure all products are in the correct categories so they display on site correctly.

  • Checking of product/category representation once go live

  • Check the site regularly, highlighting any problems to buying/ecommerce team & the website merchandiser.

  • Assist the stock controller to ensure stock is allocated and go live is achieved on time.

  • Attend product meetings as required & ensure all key USPS are noted for descriptions.

  • Request samples from the buyers/design team to photograph during quieter periods.

  • Manage sample image requests from internal and external stakeholders

  • Request product samples as required


  • Obsessive product and customer focus. Always start a decision making process with the customer and always end the process with the customer.

  • Build strong relationships with suppliers to ensure the capture of good product content, maintain strong relationships with key departments across the business, including stock control and marketing.

  • Be a real team player, sharing information and learning all the time. Communication is imperative with the rest of the buying & ecommerce teams ensuring everyone is up-to-date and aware of activity at all times.

  • Passion for product and an interest in retailing.

  • A willingness to learn and improve and have a 'hands on’ approach


  • Have excellent written English and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Self-motivated

  • Confident in communicating and developing relationships with internal and external sources

  • Good numeracy skills

  • Influencer - both internally and externally

  • Experience of writing beneficial

Please note this job description is not exhaustive and you may be required to carry out other duties as and when required. Due to the high volume of applications we receive for each position, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Reference: 35357267

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