Assistant Buyer (DIY)

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Manchester, Greater Manchester

Your Role

As an Assistant Buyer, you will be tasked with supporting the procurement of a large range of products to sell online.

You will assist the Buyer in the performance of their duties, including the creation and maintenance of category buying plans, having regular contact with suppliers, managing the data input for the critical paths, and liaising with other internal departments where necessary.

Additionally, you will:

– Gain market/product awareness and competitor analysis, particularly of the online market
– Help the Buyer to ensure Marketing are correctly briefed regarding new items and that content is accurate
– Organise and maintain a sample tracker for inbound product samples
– Liaise with the QA Department to ensure that quality is always maintained
– Have the opportunity to independently manage your own product range with accountability for its performance against set financial targets
– Attend UK and international trade shows, depending on business requirements, with the Buyer
– Work cross-functionally with other members of the category team (such as Quality or Shipping & Logistics)

About You

To join us as an Assistant Buyer, you will need:

– At least one year’s experience of working in a buying function
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills
– Strong negotiation, influencing and persuasion skills
– The ability to build rapport and relationships with suppliers and colleagues
– The ability to understand and react to the changes in demand, supply and logistics
– Strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently
– Critical path workflow and management skills
– A “right first time” attitude

Exposure to Far East sourcing and importing would be beneficial, as would a retail or eCommerce background. However, these are not essential.

 

The closing date for applications is 29 October 2021.

 

Domu Brands is an equal opportunities employer, is 100% committed to creating jobs within the UK and really values a diverse workforce.

So, if you have the drive and commitment to become an Assistant Buyer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

If you have any questions, please contact HR.

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