Buyers Admin Assistant

£17000 - £20000 per annum
12 Oct 2018
30 Oct 2018
Jack Clements
Job Type

The role of a Buyers Admin Assistant is a fantastic opportunity for someone to start a career in Buying or someone who currently in Buying but wants to work for a fantastic retailer.

This role is a 12 month contract which is highly likely to go permanent.

Client Details

My client is one of the most sought after retailers to work with in Bath. They have a fantastic culture, work life balance and stunning head office!


The role of Buyers Admin Assistant in Bath will -

  • Input into the department product strategy, producing supplier, competitor & product information as required.
  • Participate in the development process for each collection, contributing lessons learnt on product and suppliers and in line with the phased buy plans.
  • Coordinate information for design packs from all functions, to ensure complete and detailed sampling packs are produced for suppliers.
  • Ensure all proto samples arrive in time for selection through close monitoring of sample progress with suppliers.
  • Be involved in selection meetings to build a balanced and commercial range which satisfies customer needs attend sign off meetings to fully understand the range.
  • Support critical path management chasing in development samples, carrying out approvals and fits and dealing with any queries, to ensure shipment dates are met and availability is maximised.
  • Oversee the management and preparation of samples and information for e-commerce, meetings and visual merchandising, to ensure all requirements are satisfied.
  • Feedback on current performance to the team and make suggestions for repeats, cancellations and style changes.
  • Understand the buying process from design inspiration to delivery in store and implications on the critical path.
  • Input into cross functional activity as required eg retail operations, visual merchandising, e-commerce, Warehouse.
  • Develop self through store, competitor, supplier and factory visits. And through increased awareness of other HO functions and company issues.


To deliver this role successfully as a Buyers Admin Assistant in Bath you'll need to have;

  • Knowledge of the UK retail market including trends

  • Degree qualification or equivalent

  • Knowledge of buying systems

  • Good organisational and communication skills

  • Good attention to detail /accuracy
  • Ability to accurately prioritise daily, weekly and ad-hoc tasks
  • A background is Buying is highly beneficial

Job Offer

A salary range of £17,000 - £20,000 depending on experience. Plus a fantastic benefits package. This role is a 12 month contract which is highly likely to go permanent.

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