Trainee Assistant Buyer - Mens

Competitive salary with benefits
11 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
Job Type

Trainee Assistant Buyer - Mens

We are currently recruiting for a Trainee Assistant Buyer to assist and support the Menswear Buying Team in carrying out the processes of planning, selecting, administration, supplier and store liaison to achieve the overall department objectives.

Trainee Assistant Buyer - The Role: 

    •    Set up new supplier account details ensuring all suppliers are aware of and understand Matalan’s requirements for product standards, labeling, deliveries; communicating effectively on any product issues.
    •    Complete regular store visits nationwide to monitor and address merchandising or layout guideline issues that may arise.
    •    Work in conjunction with the Retail team and department Buyer to develop merchandise guidelines for the forthcoming season and new product development.
    •    Conduct regular benchmarking of competitor ranges, completing quarterly reviews, seeking missed opportunities and ideas where appropriate.
    •    Work in conjunction with QA and department Buyer ensuring products meet pre set criteria, understanding the impact on any decisions made with QA department.
    •    Chase Red and Gold seals ensuring timely product deliveries.

Trainee Assistant Buyer - The Candidate:

    •    Commercially focused.
    •    Graduate with a fashion or textile related degree at 2:1 or above.
    •    Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate at all levels.
    •    Ability to work independently.
    •    Influencing and Negotiating skills

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.