Merchandising & Buying Assistant

Location
Bath
Salary
£18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted
04 Oct 2018
Closes
01 Nov 2018
Ref
13958682/001
Contact
Charlotte Spencer
Function
Merchandiser
Sector
Accessories
Job Type
Permanent
Level
Junior

This role will be assisting the Merchandising and Buying departments to ensure the smooth running of their divisions

Client Details

Our client is a beautiful brand with a presence both online and with boutique stores round the country. They have continued the successful journey and now looking for an Assistant to come and join them on a fix term contract.

Description

  • Daily contact with suppliers to get updates on orders.
  • Placing new orders with suppliers.
  • Working alongside PD and Purchasing to help develop new and existing ranges.
  • Manage critical paths closely, working with other members of the team.
  • Communicating production forecasts to suppliers and ensuring they are on track, working alongside they Key Account Manager.
  • Reviewing forecasts on a weekly basis to ensure ideal stock levels are maintained.
  • Work closely with the QC Team to set procedures and processes.
  • Building and maintaining good relationships with existing and new suppliers.
  • Communicating stock deliveries internally to the team.
  • Managing shipments.
  • Pro-actively looking for new suppliers and arranging samples as appropriate.
  • Providing administration support to both the Key Account Managers and PD team.

Profile

  • The successful candidate must have 2-3 years experience within Buying or Merchandising
  • Have strong analytical skills with at least intermediate Excel skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent commercial awareness and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate your ability to proactively identify problems and work quickly to resolve them.
  • Be very organised and dedicated.
  • Be able to work both alone using your initiative whilst simultaneously working alongside and providing support to the wider team as required.

Job Offer

Offering a competitive salary and benefits

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