Junior Buyer - Electricals / Technology

04 Oct 2018
01 Nov 2018
Stephen Smith
Job Type

An electrical company in Manchester seeking an experienced Assistant Buyer

Your new company
Based in Manchester, this company has a new opportunity for an experienced Assistant Buyer to join their rapidly growing company and take responsibility for part of the range and manage a Buying Admin. Based in a modern head office, surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurial people aiming for the same goals.

Your new role
Your main responsibility will be to drive revenue and margin growth in this product area. Using your outstanding influencing and people skills, you would be dealing with suppliers both domestically and internationally. You will work in partnership with the QA team and other internal teams to ensure that all products, both branded and own label meet the high standards set by the business. You will be responsible for developing and planning promotional activities and will work closely with a FE sourcing team to develop a range of own-brand products alongside buying a range of branded products. You will have the support of an Assistant Buyer and will be responsible for their coaching and development. You will have the opportunity to travel to the Far East in this role.

What you'll need to succeed
You should have excellent presentation and negotiation skills in order to influence suppliers and you will also have planning, organisational and time management skills to help you in your daily role. Demonstrable experience in an Assistant Buyer / Buying Assistant position working within homeware or SDA/electrical product is preferred. Experience managing your own range will be desired.

What you'll get in return
This company values talent, entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude. You will be supported in your personal and professional development and be based in a modern head office, surrounded by like-minded people aiming for the same goals. The team regularly go to lunch together and have drinks on a Friday, it's a really lovely place to work.

What you need to do now
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