Junior Buyer

  • Location

    Swindon, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Sales & Marketing

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  • Salary:

    £26000 - £29000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Mark Buscombe

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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  • Start date:


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Junior Buyer

Product Area: Array of clothing/textiles, tools & fertiliser to vases and furniture.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Analysing and interpretation reports and creating range plans for the above hardware categories.
  • Understanding and following the company critical path.
  • Preparation for range reviews and sign off meetings for the hardware range, under guidance from the Category Manager.
  • Be responsible for range reviews, product sourcing and product development under the guidance of the Category Manager, ensuring they fit within brand guidelines.
  • Completion of Buying Sheets, checking quotes and product specification details are maintained correctly.
  • Keeping records of trials, requesting samples, tracking progress and recording trial results.
  • Assist with compiling information for web content, including researching product attributes.
  • Work on catalogue layouts with the Category Manager prior to sign off by directors.
  • Assist with any product issues / queries and communicate problems to suppliers along with a solution for the customer.
  • Attend trade shows and supplier visits when required.
  • Review online navigation and proposed improvements where required
  • Organise samples ready for review and photography shoot.
  • Assist in photography shoot set-up.

What you need to be successful

  • Experience in a similar buying role or be ready to step up to the next level
  • Be highly organised, with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to a critical path
  • Strong excel skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of professional integrity and strong sense of responsibility