Assistant Buyer

£30000 - £40000 per annum
06 Sep 2018
04 Oct 2018
Patrick Murray
Job Type

As Assistant Buyer you will be required to work closely with branded beauty suppliers to create a unique customer proposition to increase customer acquisition, engagement and ultimately expenditure. You will work closely with your line manager to deliver the category strategy.

Client Details

The Client are a well known retailer based in London. They are renowned in the beauty industry for working with high end suppliers and being at the forefront of new trends.


As Assistant Buyer you will be responsible for

  • Delivering long term strategy through working closely with your line manager
  • Liaising with branded supplier base ensuring the best products are available at the best price
  • Working alongside marketing department to ensure optimal new product introductions through events, promotions etc.
  • Maintaining supplier relationships and leveraging where possible to launch exclusives
  • Ensuring a trend led product portfolio is always available to the customer


The Successful Assistant Buyer will

  • Have Branded beauty retail buying experience, having liaised with the main cosmetics brands and their parent companies
  • Have a creative flair and great understanding of the market in terms of trends and staying ahead of the curve
  • Be an incredibly astute negotiator, always looking for opportunities to save money where possible and add to the bottom line
  • Have a track record of delivering LFL growth
  • Be a team player, able to liaise with all business units and also senior stake holders both internally and externally
  • Be able to commute to London on a daily basis

Job Offer

The Successful Assisant Buyer will be working for a well known retail brand which comes with its perks, and will be rewarded with what can only be described as above average salary for the level.

Salary will be depending on ability and experience and will be between £30-40k, which is higher than their retail competitors. Based from their London office this role will really be great for those commuting from outside of London or those based in London and will provide a great work life balance.

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