Job Title: Buyers Assistant
- Salary: £18k
- Location: Buckinghamshire
- Date posted: 27/10/2010
- Date expires: 08/11/2010
- Degree Subject: Retail, Business, Maths
- Degree Grade: 2:1
- UCAS Points: 240
- Position Type: Full-Time
- Experience: Not required
- Job Category: Buying and Purchasing, Retail
- Vacancy Reference: GC6566
My client is the UK's largest specialist fragrance retailer with 150 stores nationwide. They sell perfume and related products and have over 1000 products to choose from.
This opportunity would suit a graduate with a keen interest in gaining exposure within a retail buying department and a genuine interest in designer brand products. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate seeking their first opportunity within the retail sector.
The purpose of this role is to support the Buyer with everyday tasks and to build good relationships with suppliers, delivering appropriate information as required to support product decisions.
Key duties of this role include, among other tasks, daily liaison with stores, Area Managers, suppliers and other internal departments, being their first point of contact. You will also be supporting the Buyers in day to day administrative duties and being responsible for ensuring that all data is kept accurate and up to date by maintaining data systems. This role will involve working to set deadlines and timescales within a fast paced environment.
This role would suit a graduate who has a keen desire to gain exposure within a buying department. Candidates will need to be excellent communicators, both in writing and verbally, with the ability to put forward their ideas in a clear and concise manner. Someone with excellent attention to detail, who prides themselves on their organisation and prioritisation skills and enjoys working to and achieving set deadlines. A pro-active approach together with the ability to understand others priorities are essential to be successful in this role.
Good MS Office skills, a high level of demonstrable numeracy skills and attention to detail are also essential for this role. Previous experience of having worked within a buying department or retail environment is desirable but not essential.
This role offers an attractive package for the right person, including a competitive salary, pension contributions, 25 days holiday and a fantastic staff discount scheme.
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