Assistant Buyer Home (Maternity Cover)

Job Reference : NRD-MAN-BUY-01177
Closing Date : 03/03/2017
Salary : Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Department : Buying
Hours Per week : Full time

As an Assistant Buyer you’ll work closely with the Buyer to provide support for the team. You should be highly organised and able to analyse and interpret sales data, as well as creative, with an excellent eye for the latest trends. Our business is fast-paced and no two days are the same. A genuine passion for product, along with determination and relentless enthusiasm will allow the successful candidate to truly excel and develop within this role. Please be aware that this role is a maternity cover for a minimum of 6 months.


What you’ll be responsible for as an Assistant Buyer:

-Assisting the Buyer in sourcing, developing and selecting multiple product ranges.

-Contribute to planning, trade and sales meetings with the ability to analyse information.  

-Taking ownership of the critical path and providing updates against schedules.

-Managing and organising the sample library.

-Assisting the Buyer / Senior Buyer in supplier meetings.

-Maintaining excellent relationships with new and existing suppliers.

-Creating and updating all product information and attributes.

-Accurately inputting all new product information and maintaining the product file.

-Preparing product and studio information. Collating samples and ensuring that they are photographed and accurately labelled in accordance with schedule

-Working closely with Merchandising, Quality Assurance, Design & Product Coordination teams to manage set up and administration of all products and promotions

-Competitor and general market insight.


What you will need to succeed as an Assistant Buyer:

Ideally, you’ll be a graduate with a relevant degree level qualification or equivalent and work experience as either a Buying Admin Assistant or Buying Assistant would be preferred. You’ll need to have a good knowledge of competitor retailers and overall insight into the retail market is essential.


You’ll need to be numerate and analytical as a key part of this role involves analysis and interpretation of sales data. You’ll also need excellent communication skills to collate and present findings and recommendations as well as building effective relationships with colleagues and external suppliers. This role is fast-paced and you must be able to demonstrate flexibility, positivity, enthusiasm, determination, initiative and the desire to succeed.

In return for your hard-work and commitment, you’ll receive fantastic training and a competitive benefits package.

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check.  Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.